Macbeth: Witches’ Spells

In Literacy this week we have been looking at Macbeth and at the spell cast by the three witches. Inspired by Shakespeare’s writing, we decided to write our own spells with some definite success criteria. There needed to be rhyming couplets, 7 – 9 syllables a line to maintain rhythm and pace, eight line stanzas, some vocabulary that would chill you to the bone and (in some cases) archaic language.

The children rose to the challenge and unleashed their imaginations resulting in some pretty gruesome spells.

Here are some examples of the children’s work:

Tom H

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Sam L

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