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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 ten years. All of the thinking has been done for you. I love annotating my plays and books. I’ve taken all of the annotations made in my play over the years and incorporated them in a guide to help you guide students and help students understand. Many people (including teachers) get overwhelmed with Shakespeare because of the language. This unit has been created with the student in mind. The activities are thorough, but simple enough for students to understand and enjoy the play.
This unit has everything a teacher needs to teach Hamlet. 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 activity sheets you don’t know what to do with.
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 with detailed lesson plans, 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.
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 this sketchnote resource to further student comprehension:
Hamlet Scene Summary Visual Notebook
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Total Pages 109 pages
Answer Key Included with rubric
Teaching Duration 1 month
by Linda Valentino Creative Works
Kindergarten – 3rd Grade
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