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.
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
Also available as paperback in library
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:
|Clear, lucid essays written by leading scholars to refresh the teacher and challenge
|Successful and plainly understandable techniques for teaching
through performance |
|Ways to teach Shakespeare that successfully engage students of every
grade and ability level in exploring Shakespeare's language and the magical worlds of the
|Day-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
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.
"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 (Amazon.com reviewer)