Class Agenda #94 – “Hamlet” – 1.4 – Start 1.5

Class Agenda #94- Hamlet Act 1.4 – Start 1.5

Homework- Charles will Check – Should be done on your Summary Handout. Will Check tomorrow if it’s in your notebook.

Opening Circle- Opening Reading I

Whip Around-

  • Say –“O villain, villain, smiling, damnèd villain!
    Count Off to Make Groups of 5 – Don’t need a laptop

#95- “Try a Little Tenderness” Otis Redding (3:46  —  1966)

  • Sit with your groups- Groups of 5
  • Some words that anchored your decisions- Kettledrum, Trumpet, Why What Should Be The Fear
  • Group Time – 10 Minutes
    •  Work in Groups to finish this Scene 
    • Think about how you should act the scene out.
    • Perform small group – small group

      5 Min Performances – In small circles or 1 in front of the class.

Mini-Lesson- Review Hamlet Central Ideas Tracking Sheet

The Central Themes of This Play are:




Action Vs. Inaction:

Reading- Act 1.5 

  • Closing Quick Write-

    How do specific word choices contribute to the development of two central ideas in Hamlet’s “O allyou host of heaven!” soliloquy (Lines- 98-118)

    Homework- Use the Internet to do a brief investigation into the figures of Hecuba and Priam in mythology.

    Summarize your findings in 1-2 paragraphs


    1) I can determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful. (Include Shakespeare as well as other authors).

    2) I Can initiate and participate in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in pairs, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11–12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

    a. Come to discussions prepared, having read and researched material under study;

    explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence from texts and other research on the topic or issue to stimulate a thoughtful, well-reasoned exchange of ideas.

    c. Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that probe reasoning and evidence; ensure a hearing for a full range of positions on a topic or issue;

  • Hamlet full text-


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