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MacbethLiterary Heritage
What will pupils be asked to do?Pupils will write an essay up to 2000 words comparing a Shakespeare play with another text...
Here are the Assessment Objectives(specified by AQA)AO1 Respond to texts critically and imaginatively, select and evaluate...
Put more simply, this means:         AO1: Write well with PEE+   AO2: explore how layers of meaning     impact upon reader...
Or the pupils may see it in class asthis...
Success CriteriaSkilled Writing 1. Identify, comment and compare thewill               writers’ use of language, structure...
How does this look?Pupils are familiar with PEE+PointEvidenceExplanation+ Further Explanation (context in this case).This ...
Here is an example of PEE+ taken froma lesson. It tells pupils what to includeand models how it should look.It is not rele...
How does Shakespeare present the character ofMacbeth?                                    Introduce your line of argument  ...
How does Shakespeare present the character ofMacbeth?                                     Select a short quotation from   ...
How does Shakespeare present the character ofMacbeth?                                              Directly analyse your  ...
How does Shakespeare present the character ofMacbeth?                                                 Link your analysis t...
An Skilled PEE+ paragraphShakespeare presents Macbeth as regretful: ‘Will all great Neptunes ocean wash this blood Clean f...
An excellent PEE+ paragraph Shakespeare presents Macbeth as regretful by portraying his desire tobe King as damaging from ...
The essentials  Include quotes.  Do not tell the story.  Make links and compare with other text.  Comment on the historica...
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  1. 1. MacbethLiterary Heritage
  2. 2. What will pupils be asked to do?Pupils will write an essay up to 2000 words comparing a Shakespeare play with another text.It is worth 25% of GCSE English Literature.
  3. 3. Here are the Assessment Objectives(specified by AQA)AO1 Respond to texts critically and imaginatively, select and evaluate textual detail to illustrate and support interpretationsAO2 Explain how language, structure and form contribute to writers’ presentation of ideas, themes and settingsAO3 Make comparisons and explain links between texts, evaluating writers’ different ways of expressing meaning and achieving effectsAO4 Relate texts to their social, cultural and historical contexts; explain how texts have been influential and significant to self and other readers in different contexts at different times
  4. 4. Put more simply, this means: AO1: Write well with PEE+ AO2: explore how layers of meaning impact upon reader and relevanceAO3: Compare how it’s similar or different to your other text AO4: Comment on the time it was written and how it links to other books, plays etc.
  5. 5. Or the pupils may see it in class asthis...
  6. 6. Success CriteriaSkilled Writing 1. Identify, comment and compare thewill writers’ use of language, structure and form contribute to effect. 2. Identify and comment on the historical context. 3. Commentary embeds appropriate quotations to support main ideaExcellent 1. Have an increasingly detailed explanation,Writing with appropriate terminology, of how language, structure and form create layerswill of meaning 2. Comments develop increasingly precise, perceptive comparison between texts 3. Commentary incorporates detailed reference to the historical context
  7. 7. How does this look?Pupils are familiar with PEE+PointEvidenceExplanation+ Further Explanation (context in this case).This is a structure we use in English to ensure that writing remains analytical.The most common error it storytelling. Pupils should not tell the story; writing should analyse the quotations selected.
  8. 8. Here is an example of PEE+ taken froma lesson. It tells pupils what to includeand models how it should look.It is not relevant to all the tasks pupilscover, but gives detailed informationon how to use PEE+.
  9. 9. How does Shakespeare present the character ofMacbeth? Introduce your line of argument P Point that is relevant to the question.A skilled 1. Put forward a simple answer to the question thatpoint will… deals generally with how the character comes across to the readere.g. Shakespeare presents Macbeth as regretful.An excellent 1. Pick out a specific aspect of the way thepoint will… character is presented 2. Identify the language used to create this presentatione.g. Shakespeare presents Macbeth as regretful byportraying his desire to be King as damaging from thestart.
  10. 10. How does Shakespeare present the character ofMacbeth? Select a short quotation from E Evidence the text that supports your argument.Skilled 1. Pick out a quotation from the text that acts as anevidence example of the point you have madewill…e.g. ‘Will all great Neptunes ocean wash this blood//Clean frommy hand?’Excellent 1. Introduce the quotation to show the link to theevidence pointwill…e.g. As soon as Macbeth has murdered Duncan, his language isregretful: ‘Will all great Neptunes ocean wash this blood //Cleanfrom my hand?’
  11. 11. How does Shakespeare present the character ofMacbeth? Directly analyse your E Explanation quotation to demonstrate how it supports your argument.A skilled 1. Give an overview of why your quotation proves yourexplanation pointwill…e.g. Lots of bad things then go on to happen to Macbeth, proving that he was wrong tokill the King as he was going against the Divine Right of Kings , which James the I (theKing at the time), believed in.An excellent 1. Put forward more than one idea – and those ideas will beexplanation increasingly original (not the obvious ones)will… 2. Refer to specific words within the quotation and explain their impact on the reader (connotations)e.g. Macbeth’s reference to ‘Neptune’ makes conveys a sense of prayer to the languageand the question mark suggests doubt at his actions. Neptune is the God of the sea, thiswould have been known to the Jacobean audience. However, as this is not the Christiangod, the audience would have also viewed this with suspicion; Macbeth has also gone
  12. 12. How does Shakespeare present the character ofMacbeth? Link your analysis to other ideas and Further + quotations from the rest of the book or its social/ historical context to explanation conclude your argument.Skilled further 1. Link the explanation very briefly to another part of the text, but without reference to the textexplanation 2. Comment very briefly on what was going on in the world when the bookwill… was writtene.g. This also shows that he is feels regretful because it suggests that this is somethingthat will not go away easily; all the water in the ocean will not make his hands clean.Excellent 1. Bring in short quotations from elsewhere in the book to show how the same idea is explored in different placesfurther 2. Put forward original alternative interpretations of the contextexplanation 3. Explain in detail why the writer wrote in this waywill… immediacy of Macbeth’s guilt and regret is made apparent with a direct link toe.g. Thethe metaphor of having blood on your hands. The metaphor is used throughout theplay as Lady Macbeth sees an immovable ‘spot’ on her hand and, at the end of the playwhen Macbeth’s downfall is imminent, it is said that ‘His secret murders [are]stickingon his hands’. The tragic outcome is inevitable because Macbeth will not be able towash his hands clean and the audience know that this will end in his own death.
  13. 13. An Skilled PEE+ paragraphShakespeare presents Macbeth as regretful: ‘Will all great Neptunes ocean wash this blood Clean from my hand?’ Lots of bad things then go on to happen to Macbeth, proving that he was wrong to kill the King as he was going against the Divine Right of Kings, which James the I (the King at the time), believed in. This also shows that he is feels regretful because it suggests that this is something that will not go away easily; all the water in the ocean will not make his hands clean so his actions will have bad consequences. This shows skill and is a quality paragraph.
  14. 14. An excellent PEE+ paragraph Shakespeare presents Macbeth as regretful by portraying his desire tobe King as damaging from the start. As soon as Macbeth has murderedDuncan, his language is regretful: ‘Will all great Neptunes ocean washthis blood Clean from my hand?’ Macbeth’s reference to ‘Neptune’ makesconveys a sense of prayer to the language and the question marksuggests doubt at his actions. Neptune is the God of the sea, this wouldhave been known to the Jacobean audience. However, as this is not theChristian god the audience would have also viewed this with suspicion;Macbeth has also gone against the Christian god by going against theDivine Right of Kings. The immediacy of Macbeth’s guilt and regret ismade apparent with a link to the metaphor of having blood on yourhands. The metaphor is used throughout the play as Lady Macbeth seesan immovable ‘spot’ on her hand and, at the end of the play whenMacbeth’s downfall is imminent, it is said that ‘His secret murders[are]sticking on his hands’. The tragic outcome is inevitable becauseMacbeth will not be able to wash his hands clean and the audience knowthat this will end in his own death creating drama and tension.
  15. 15. The essentials Include quotes. Do not tell the story. Make links and compare with other text. Comment on the historical context.
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