I am presenting at NCTE tomorrow morning at 9:30 at the Yacht and Beach Club in Grand Harbour Ballroom South. You can download and/or view all my session materials here.
Note: I think if you visit the presentation on SlideShare and download it, you can get the notes.
Here is my handout for my Macbeth performance task that I discuss as an alternative to a performance.
Here is a graphic organizer for my comparative video exercise for Act I Scene 1. I use the filmed versions of Macbeth directed by Jack Gold, Roman Polanski, and Geoffrey Wright for this activity.
Here is a Wordle made from the text of Macbeth that I use to introduce students to themes in the play.
Chris Shamburg’s radio play of the “Double, Double, Toil and Trouble” scene.
If you want to explore the UbD Educators wiki (Understanding by Design, ® ASCD) for a variety of resources, feel free to check it out. You don’t have to join to lurk; you have to join to contribute your own work.
Links to my previous work aligning Folger methods with backward design:
- Romeo and Juliet unit plan
- Macbeth unit plan
- Taming of the Shrew unit plan
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream unit plan
- Much Ado About Nothing unit plan
Blog posts about Folger/teaching Shakespeare:
- Shakespearean Insults
- Proof Folger Methods Work: Week in Reflection, 1/20-1/23
- I Noticed: Week in Reflection, January 12-16
- Taming of the Shrew
- Folger Shakespeare Mini-Institute
- Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet
- Teaching Romeo and Juliet: Part One
- Teaching Romeo and Juliet: Part Two
- Teaching Romeo and Juliet: Part Three
- Teaching Romeo and Juliet: Part Four
- Who Killed Romeo and Juliet?
- Julius Caesar
Links to other helpful resources:
- Folger Group on NCTE Ning
- Folger website
- Making a Scene: Folger blog
- NY Times Blog’s resources for teaching Shakespeare
- Folger Teaching Shakespeare Institute Wiki
- Donors Choose
If you would like to see the Shakespeare Made Easy activity I mentioned, please visit and join A Way to Teach. You’ll find a lot of great resources there.
If I can think of more stuff to add later, I will, so bookmark this post if you’d like to access it more easily.