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LG13648-01 PDF

Hamlet Literature Guide-PDF

Common Core Aligned Teaching Guide for the High School English Teacher

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Hamlet Literature Guide-PDF

Common Core Aligned Teaching Guide for the High School English Teacher

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Item Details
AuthorKristen Bowers, Trinity Tracy
Item #LG13648-01
Book FormatDownloadable PDF

Our newly REVISED Literature Guide for Hamlet has been written to focus on time-tested best practices for teaching, and is aligned to the Common Core State Standards, the NCTE/IRA English Language Arts Standards, and the Texas TEKS for grades 9-12. (138 pages)

This rigorous, fully-aligned Hamlet Literature Guide includes


  • Pre-Reading Activities List (numerous standards addressed through writing and project-based ideas)
  • 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 (numerous and varied CCSS addressed)
  • Post-Reading and Extension Ideas (numerous standards addressed through project-based ideas)
  • Essay and Writing Prompts (numerous standards addressed through writing projects and ideas)
  • 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 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, including
    • Summary of the Play
    • Suggested Related Reading
    • Notes for the Teacher
    • Sample Agenda
    • Answer Key
    • Common Core Alignment Documentation
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