With the changes to the HSC, we have been attempting to get more discursive and multimodal tasks into our junior years. So it’s worth putting together a post to share our re-wroked resources. Here’s the re-design of our Year 10 task: Yr_10_Visualising_Shakespeare_task_19. As you’ll see, there’s a production brief, about preparing ideas, and a production proposal, a full presentation with a visual element and a written component.
The multimodal response in this version is still largely a written response, but with the capacity to add photographs, links, files and so on. Ideally, students will include links to work they have done themselves! There’s the usual range of other resources that support the whole unit, but for this piece of writing I went through and designed some very ‘Focus on Reading’ style activities specifically to support the writing. Here is the PowerPoint – Macbeth_2019_Prod_Prop_skills. And here is the Handout that goes with it. Macbeth_TEEEEC_Prod_Prop_handouts_19.
Here as well is the latest version of our scene-by-scene and theme-by-theme analysis. This has evolved over the years, so it’s very much a ‘compilation’ document – sources credited where possible! 2019_Macbeth_Scenes_Themes_Representation_Assessment_prep
I frequetly see requests on the ETA for ideas about teaching Shakespeare’s macbeth, so I’ve put this post together particularly so that i can give some guidance to teachers approaching the text.