Hamlet Common Core Aligned Complete Play Teaching Guide
Hamlet Common Core Aligned Complete Play Teaching Guide
Hamlet Common Core Aligned Complete Play Teaching Guide
Hamlet Common Core Aligned Complete Play Teaching Guide
Hamlet Common Core Aligned Complete Play Teaching Guide

Hamlet Common Core Aligned Complete Play Teaching Guide

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This ready-to-use, complete unit of study for Hamlet has everything from pre-reading activities to post-reading assessment tools, and everything in-between. Perfect for student-directed distance learning or homeschooling, however, this product is a PDF only and will need modification for use in Google Classroom.

Designed to require as much or as little teacher instruction or intervention as you desire. Lessons and activities are clear, and provide students with full explanation on how to complete activities (giving examples and providing mini-lessons whenever possible), requiring little to no explanation or detailed instruction from the teacher. In many cases, students will be able to self-direct their study and completion of work according to your requirements, making it perfect for distance learning.

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This 138-page Hamlet Literature Guide includes everything you need to teach Shakespeare's Hamlet with ease. Ready-to-use, standards-aligned activities, lesson plans, quizzes, test, essay prompts, project ideas, and more.

Here's what MrsLoveLIT said: I've used so many of this seller's unit plans, and they are all very detailed and thorough. Highly recommended!

This rigorous, fully-aligned Literature Guide for teaching Hamlet includes: 

  • Pre-Reading Activities List
  • Historical and Cultural References: Hamlet Research (online research for mini research paper)
  • Scene Guides for active reading and keeping track of important events and elements of Hamlet
  • Comprehension and Analysis Questions
  • Post-Reading and Extension Ideas
  • Essay and Writing Prompts
  • Informational Focus: The Elements of Drama and corresponding Comprehension Check Questions
  • Informational Focus: Shakespeare’s Theater and corresponding Comprehension Check Questions
  • Author Biography: William Shakespeare and corresponding Comprehension Check Questions
  • Anticipation/Reaction Activity (to explore themes and provoke discussion)
  • Appreciating Shakespeare’s Language
  • The Sonnet Form and Iambic Pentameter (RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.6)
  • Comprehensive list of Allusions and Glossary of Terminology from the play (L.9-10.6; L.11-12.6)
  • Vocabulary Lists, with and without definitions (L.9-10.6; L.11-12.6)
  • CCSS Reading: Literature Focus Lessons including those on
    • Author’s Choice (RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.5)
    • Conflict (RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3)
    • Recognizing Thematic Clues (RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3)
    • Mood and Tone (RL.11-12.4, L.11-12.5.A)
    • Connotation and Vocabulary (L.11-12.3.A, L.11-12.4.C)
    • Style (RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.6)
    • Character Motivations (RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.3)
    • Characterization - Unfolding a Tragedy (RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3)
    • Plot Development (RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.5)
  • CCSS Writing Focus activities and lessons, including those on
    • Making Claims in Argument (W.11-12.1.A, W.11-12.1.B, RL.11-12.1)
    • Discerning Between Supported and Unsupported Claims (W.11-12.1.A-E, RL.11-12.1)
    • Supporting Claims in Argument (W.11-12.1.A-E)
    • Explanatory Writing- Instructions for Revenge (RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, L.11-12.5, W.11-12.3.A-E)
    • Response to Literature (W.11-12.1.A-E, RL.11-12.1)
  • CCSS Language Focus activities and lessons, including
    • Nuances (L.11-12.4.C, L.11-12.4.D, L.11-12.5.A)
    • Parallel Structure (L.11-12.5)
    • Context Clues (L.11-12.4.A)
    • Figurative Language (L.11-12.5, L.11-12.5.A)
    • Vocabulary in Context (L.11-12.3, L.11-12.4, L.11-12.4.A)
    • Analogies (L.11-12.4.A, (L.11-12.5.B)
  • CCSS Listening and Speaking Focus: Hamlet’s Tragic Flaw (SL.11-12.2, SL.11-12.4, SL.11-12.5, SL.11-12.6)
  • Quiz on each Act
  • Two Final Exam Options - One entirely Multiple Choice
  • Teacher's Guide with
    • Summary of the Play
    • Suggested Related Reading
    • Notes for the Teacher
    • Sample Agenda
    • Answer Key
    • Common Core Alignment Documentation

April K. said: Excellent. I used this when teaching Hamlet for the second time and it was much more helpful than any other resource that I used when I taught the play for the first time. High-quality quizzes.

Please note that this product is available as a PDF download only.  

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Joshua Locke
Hamlet Common Core Aligned Complete Play Teaching Guide - DISTANCE LEARNING

The graphic organizers are super helpful and can be adjusted for all levels quite easily.