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by John William Waterhouse

Shakespeare Study Guides and Lesson Plans for Teaching Hamlet

These materials help teachers in planning their classroom use of instruction of William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Geared primarily for English and literature teachers, these lesson plans also include information useful for dramatic instruction and home schooling.


Hamlet LitPlan Teacher Pack

Complete lesson plans for teaching Hamlet. Includes introduction to the unit, unit objectives, reading assignments, unit outline, study questions (short answer), study/quiz questions (multiple choice), vocabulary worksheets, daily lessons planned, related nonfiction reading assignment, oral reading evaluation, biographical info about the author, three detailed writing assignments (inform, persuade, personal opinion), vocabulary review games & activities, unit review games & activities, at least one group activity assignment, discussion questions on all levels (factual, critical, interpretive, personal response), 2 short answer unit tests, 2 multiple choice unit tests, 1 advanced short answer unit test, unit and vocabulary crossword puzzles, unit and vocabulary extra worksheets & games, bulletin board ideas, ready-to-copy student materials, answer keys, and more


The Hamlet Study Guide

Easy-to-use, reproducible lessons on literary terms, comprehension and analysis, critical thinking, related Christian scriptural principles, vocabulary, activities, plus a complete answer key.
70 pages.




The Hamlet Study Guide

Includes the complete and unabridged text and has an extensive range of students' notes. These include detailed and clear explanations of difficult words and passages, a synopsis of the plot, summaries of individual scenes, and notes on the main characters. Also included is a wide range of questions and activities for work in class, historical background to Shakespeare's England, a brief bio of Shakespeare, and a complete list of his plays. 176 pages.


For Kids : Shakespeare Can Be Fun!
Series of books for ages 9 through 12 by Lois Burdett

This guide for teaching Hamlet is geared for ages 9 through 12. Author Lois Burdett has been bringing Shakespeare to her elementary school students for 20 years. She is in great demand throughout North America for her workshops where she teaches how to familiarize young children with Shakespeare. Among other commendations, Lois Burdett has received the Encyclopedia Britannica's National Award for Early Childhood Education. She has also been instrumental in prompting teachers to incorporate Shakespeare into the curriculum of early grades, helping foster a love of serious literature to last a lifetime. This book is 64 pages with wonderful illustrations, projects, and filled with love and excitement that will develop a life-long enthusiasm for Shakespeare in your child!
Also available as paperback in library binding ($17.25.


Ready-to-Use Activities for Teaching Shakespeare :
Shakespeare Teacher's Activity Library
For Middle School Students
For teaching middle school students: Geared for the beginning English teacher of young adults. Each includes many activities geared for each act of Hamlet, worksheets, quizzes, vocabulary lists and exercises, as well as pre- and post-reading activities. Experienced Shakespeare teachers may find this to be too basic, but it's indispensable for the starting teacher who might be a bit intimidated by Shakespeare. Makes it fun for the students and the teacher. Over 270 pages.


Hamlet: Shakespeare Made Very Easy!
Introduces students to the wonderful works of Shakespeare with ready-to-go folders that help make his plays very accessible. Each folder 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. Six pages.


Shakespeare Set Free (for high school, college students, and adults)

The Shakespeare Set Free series is written by faculty and participants of the Teaching Shakespeare Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library, the nation's most important center for Shakespeare study and scholarship. It resonates with fine recent scholarship, the energy created by teaching and learning Shakespeare actively, and the experience, wisdom, and wit of real classroom teachers in all kinds of schools and colleges all over the United States. In each volume you will find:

bulletClear, lucid essays written by leading scholars to refresh the teacher and challenge older students
bulletSuccessful and plainly understandable techniques for teaching through performance
bulletWays to teach Shakespeare that successfully engage students of every grade and ability level in exploring Shakespeare's language and the magical worlds of the plays
bulletDay-by-day teaching strategies for each play discussed in the volume. All are created, taught, written, and edited by teachers with real voices in real classrooms.


Shakespeare for Stdents : Hamlet

Ready to download now: This e-doc contains: plot synopsis; character studies; an overview of the principal thematic issues; excerpts from works of leading critics; suggestions for further reading; and much more. In PDF format, compatible with both Windows PC machines and Mac OS 9.x and higher. 104 pages.


Discovering Hamlet

"Think you can understand Shakespeare's Hamlet in 53 minutes? Discovering Hamlet helps you accomplish this and much more. The video is the gifted English teacher you never had, managing to make one of Shakespeare's greatest works thoroughly accessible. The PBS production is also a lesson in staging a play as it follows four weeks of rehearsal by England's Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Famed actor Derek Jacobi, who has performed in Hamlet on the stage and in film, is shown as an impassioned director leading an absorbed Kenneth Branagh through the lead role, which he is portraying professionally for the first time. Abundant rehearsal footage is a keen reminder of the intense labor that goes into staging such a work, and extensive interviews with Jacobi, Branagh, and other cast members make the play--and its presentation--comprehensible. Little of the finished product is shown--it's all about getting there, and it's a studied, informative trip." --Valerie J. Nelson ( reviewer)

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