Reflection: Continuous Assessment "Lesser than Macbeth but Greater" Act 1.3 and 1.2 - Section 6: Poll Everywhere: Assessing Student Learning


Too often students view assessment as a trick, one designed to show a teacher what the students don't know. However, assessment should be a way for teachers to monitor and adjust their practice. That's something the open-ended question format available on Poll Everywhere makes possible. For students w/out a cell phone, the teacher can give post-its and collect nameless responses.

One think to watch out for, however, is students who post inappropriate remarks. To stem the possibility, I tell students if they want more they'll be appropriate in their responses. That will work well for almost all students. 

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"Lesser than Macbeth but Greater" Act 1.3 and 1.2

Unit 8: Oh, Horror! Horror! Horror! "The Tragedy of Macbeth"
Lesson 3 of 13

Objective: SWBAT determine through performance and discussion of 1.2-3 in "The Tragedy of Macbeth" moments of equivocation and paradox in the witches' prophecies to Macbeth and Banquo

Big Idea: The witches' equivocation = "determining where the text leaves matters uncertain."

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English / Language Arts, Classics (Literature), Dramatic Arts, Folger Shakespeare Library, Editing Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Macbeth, literarture
  110 minutes
student presentation of equivocation in 1
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