Lesson Plan

Hamlet Soliloquy Artwork

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Though this assignment may be thought madness, there is an actual method. Scholars perform a close reading of the original text of the soliloquies in Hamlet and modern translations to ensure they understand the speeches. They then select one soliloquy, go online to find two images they feel support it, cite their sources, and post the image, with the monologue, on Canvas. Pupils craft a letter to their instructor explaining the rationale for their choices.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Although designed for Hamlet, the lesson may be used during the study of any of Shakespeare's plays
Classroom Considerations
  • Presumes learners are familiar with the soliloquy format and traditions
  • Class members should be familiar with how to post on Canvas
  • Canvas must be available on student devices
  • Includes background information for teachers about the assignment and examples for learners
  • The lesson is richly detailed and carefully scaffolded so that pupils are successful
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