Making inferences

25 Apr

My Year 10 students respond quite well to the use of videos in English class.  This, coupled with the fact that the visuals often helps students to make better sense of what is happening in Shakespeare’s plays, have prompted me to add another activity to my very rough Macbeth unit.

I would like to show my students a range of Macbeth trailers, asking them to make inferences about what they think the play might be about.  Trailers with potential include: a contemporary version of Macbeth, Royal Shakespeare Macbeth trailer, Polanski Macbeth trailer,  and the National Theatre Scotland version.

In order to assist students, I would give them a graphic organiser to complete.  The organiser would direct their attention to music, lighting, language, characterisation, interactions with others, and setting.

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