Grade 11 ELA Module 1: Unit 2, Lesson 17

Why is Hamlet so upset with Gertrude? Using the resource, scholars read Act 3.4 of Hamlet, analyzing how Shakespeare develops Gertrude's character in the scene. Next, pupils participate in a jigsaw activity to discuss Hamlet's monologues. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have individuals write acrostic poems about Gertrude
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires showing an excerpt from the film Hamlet by Gregory Doran
  • Lesson 17 from the 25-part Grade 11 ELA Module 1: Unit 2 series, and lessons are consecutive 
Pros

  • Targets several literary Common Core standards
  • Provides options for differentiated instruction 
Cons

  • None