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Castle Learning Literature Passage: Macbeth

July 18, 2018

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Jeff Hersh


William Shakespeare's plays may have been written over 400 years ago, but the themes, characters, and lessons found in the plays are still relevant today. Shakespeare tapped into the psychology of human beings and explored stories in both genres of tragedies and comedies. Macbeth is one of the most taught Shakespeare works.


The play explores how unchecked ambition can lead to destruction. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth both allow a rise in power in the kingdom to fuel them to commit evil. The play also covers themes of guilt and fate It reveals ideas that students can find mirrored in other works of art, literature, film, and current society.  


With Castle Learning, teachers can access 184 questions about Macbeth. Teachers will find a combination of question types available to assess comprehension of the play including multiple choice, short answer, fill-in-the-blank, and constructed/extended response.


Questions are broken down into sections by acts, and there’s also a study app available for purchase for students to continue their study of the play.


Teachers can use the content in any way that helps them best teach the play. They can even input their own questions, allowing complete control over how they guide students to explore and create meaning from the text.


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