Daily Archives: March 5, 2017

Hamlet Unit (No prep – Complete Unit)



Hamlet Unit (No prep - Complete Unit)


NEW : You can now download this unit in Word format in order to customize and save it. All documents are available in PDF and Word formats.

One entire month of planning done for you – I dare you to enjoy Shakespeare.

I love teaching Shakespeare’s plays and I want you to love it too. I’ve been teaching and improving this unit for over 10 years. I have literally done all the thinking for you.

This unit has everything a teacher needs to teach Hamlet. I’m aware that not everyone is comfortable with Shakespeare. Because of this, I have created this unit from my years of experience teaching the play so all of the thinking has been done for you. Just photocopy and teach. Seriously it’s that easy.
There’s no longer a need for hours of research and piecing together bits of information and activities found to teach the play.
This is a whole, complete unit, from scene summaries, important notes and annotations notes to help students understand what they are reading. I have also included an introduction to the play, a student guide, a teacher guide, quizzes, a creative assignment, and tests (all with answers and evaluation grids), and a comprehensive answer key. Everything has its place and teaches a specific skill.

In addition, I’ve used the 1831 edition of the novel to create this unit.

The unit is appropriate for students in grades 10, 11 and 12.

The unit includes :

– An attractive, interactive, multimedia PowerPoint presentation introducing the play (17 slides)

-A Student Study Guide (with activities, act and scene questions…) and various activities (14 pages)

-A Teacher Guide (with detailed, comprehensive lessons, unit plan, and additional notes to guide students.) -9 pages and 16 complete lessons. The teacher Guide also includes links to the audiobook (the exact time to cue the audio) AND it includes a list of speaking roles if reading out loud in class)to help with time management and organization.

-18 pages of comprehensive scene summaries and important notes for each scene (annotations for each scene) ***THIS IS A TEACHER FAVORITE!

A creative Hamlet Guess Who? Game to help students understand the characters. (What’s fun about this game is that it can be played from the beginning of the play right to the end, and students’ answers will change depending on the act they are reading.) LOTS OF FUN!

-A comprehensive answer key for all questions and activities. (24 pages)

-Comprehension quiz on Acts 1 and 2 in Word format for easy modifications (with evaluation grid) and answer key.

-Mid-play evaluation – The Parody – creative writing and analysis (in Word format for easy modifications – with evaluation grid)

-Summary guide (highlighting the significant events from each scene with important analytical information) – Throughout my years of teaching this play, I have amounted excellent notes and annotations, listing the most significant actions throughout each scene. I have retyped these annotations to help you teach the play so your students will understand it (and so will you). (18 pages)

-The culminating evaluation includes three different versions of the final unit test with evaluation grid and answer key (in Word for easy modifications)

Includes a total of 109 pages.

Check out my other no prep novel units:

Frankenstein (No prep – Complete Unit)

Lord of the Flies Unit (No prep required)

Death of a Salesman (No prep required)

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
Answer Key
Included with Rubric
Teaching Duration
1 Month


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Free Color Words Word Work Task (Special Education)”

by Adapting for Autism

Kindergarten – 3rd Grade



Students practice reading and writing color words with these differentiated flip strips. Includes three levels to accommodate your students’ writing abilities.

This word work is great for independent work task boxes for special education classrooms. The repetition will help your students learn the task quickly: read – write – flip – repeat. Can also be used as a portable word wall or flashcards.

This is a small part of my Flip Strips BUNDLE which also includes 322 sight words, 60 CVC words and 12 shape words.

• 12 color words – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, black, white, gray, brown, tan
• Cover
• Student direction strip
• Reflection strip
• Positive reinforcement strip

Three levels
• Level 1 – trace the words
• Level 2 – write the words in letter boxes
• Level 3 – write the words on lines

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