Macbeth: Comprehensive Guide for IB

Language A: Literature, Part Two: Detailed Study

Suitable for both SL & HL

Sorcery, corruption, ambition and violence make Macbeth a dark yet fascinating choice for IB. Deconstruct Shakespeare’s intriguing influences, powerful characters and emotionally intense plot structure with comprehensive notes and analysis on all scenes and literary features. From pathetic fallacy to iambic pentameter – this guide has all you need to conjure up classroom success. Plus! Focused assessment practice helps ensure your students are fully equipped for the Part Two oral commentary!

Discussion-based tasks! Throughout: oral tasks creatively engage students with the text, improving key articulation skills and providing that essential assessment practice!

Tackles the key stages of text analysis:

  1. Walk-through
    Thorough section-by-section commentary walks students through each scene
  2. Draw it all together
    In-depth discussion of whole text focuses on areas such as: characterisation, relationships, genre, themes, attitudes and values, language, form, structure, context, literary approaches
  3. Put into practice
    Sample assessment materials replicate the structure of the oral commentary so students know exactly what to expect. Guiding and probing questions cater for all abilities. Plus! Discussion questions for HL students.
An excellent resource, visually as well as textually stimulating. One of the best ZigZag resources I've seen in terms of the amount of detail. I won't need anything else to teach Macbeth. B Kemp, English Teacher & Independent Reviewer (of A Level adaptation)
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (7040)
'A detailed and reflective resource with sufficient materials to support IB learners effectively. It covers all criteria well, helping students to make a full commentary on the play in relation to theme, character, ideas, language, and style. Discussion questions are relevant, pertinent, and reflective. The exam material is set just like it would be for exams. Moreover, it challenges both lower and higher able students through graduated questions and carefully stretched questions.' M Gavaloo, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer