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Wednesday 23rd June 2021

Good morning everyone. We are available on Class Dojo if you need us. Here is the work for today. You shouldn't need to print anything off so you can just write on paper for the next few days. As you have been doing so well with our work about Macbeth, we thought that we would continue with a morning of English. 


English morning

This morning, we would like you to continue our work about the play Macbeth.

Task 1

Scan through the narrative of Macbeth (below). Make a list of Shakespearian language.

Task 2

Today, we would like you to create a Shakespearian dictionary. Use your skills as a reader to work out the meaning of unknown words.

  • read around the word to see if you can make the sentence make sense
  • replace with different synonyms- which one would make most sense?
  • what word class is it? Is it a verb, noun etc?
  • look for prefixes and suffixes that may help with meaning

We would like you to create a Shakespearian translator with each word and then a modern-day translation for that word.

Task 3

Once you have done that, choose some sentences or phrases from Macbeth. Can you translate them into modern-day English?

Task 4

If you have finished, have another try with the Shakespearian translator. Next week, we will be writing a letter from Macbeth to Banquo. Use the translator to write some sentences that could be used in this writing. Remember to try to include a relative clause. 

A relative clause contains a subject and verb, plus a relative pronoun. It is a clause that tells you more about the noun. It does not express a complete thought so cannot make a sentence by itself- it must be attached to the main clause. Collect a list of nouns that you may find in Macbeth- all of the characters and also dagger, prophecy, blood castle etc. Choose a noun and create a relative clause, using a relative pronoun.

e.g. Macbeth, who was driven to madness after the death of his King and friend, was a victim of the witches' prophecy.

Then you could try omitting the relative pronoun: this sentence would then read: Macbeth, driven to madness after the death of his King and friend, was a victim of the witches' prophecy.

Put this sentence into the Shakespearian translator- what sentence is created?

This afternoon, we would like you to complete the next RE lesson- The Good Samaritan. 


Then, we would like you to choose two of the transition activities to complete.

RE- Week 2 Lesson 2 The Good Samaritan