By Jeannette Sanderson
Introduce students to the wonderful works of Shakespeare with this ready-to-go, 6-page lesson plan that makes teaching Hamlet very accessible. Features a short, well-known scene accompanied by pop-out notes that explain his old English and make it easy for kids to understand. Also includes a reproducible page that explores literary devices, plus quick and easy activities that extend the scene and help kids comprehend and enjoy the rest of the play!
Extending the Excerpt
Retell: Work with students to reduce the play to its most basic elements, then have each student write a brief retelling of the story. Students may wish to illustrate these retellings!
Grades 5 & Up