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R English 4 Hamlet Act 3 Scene 1 Rachel Lenkei

December 16, 2013

Enduring Understandings:
The language, words, and dialogue of a text are essential to understanding the progression of a plot and the development of characters

Essential Questions:
How does a persons outward appearance differ from their inner reality? How can one tell if someone is mad?

Students will be able to: Express analysis of text through writing Examine character development throughout a text Analyze themes in relation to characters

Materials: Student copies of Hamlet Procedures: Guided Reading: Begin reading Act 3 Scene 1 What words or phrases do the King and R and G use to describe Hamlets behavior confusion, lunacy, crafty madness What does this reveal about their theories on Hamlet? Continue reading until to be or not to be What does the Queen hope Ophelia will be able to do Analyze the Kings aside what is revealed about his state of mind? Big Picture Discussion Discuss truth vs. deception who are the players (Hamlet, Claudius, Polonius, Ophelia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern) List the truths (reality) for each character and the deceptions (appearances) theyre using, and why theyre deceiving others, what is the objective o Hamlets madness real, acting, both? Assessment: Student writing, participation in discussion Standards:
CC.1.3.11-12.A: Determine and analyze the relationship between two or more themes or central ideas of a text, including the development and interaction of the themes; provide an objective summary of the text. CC.1.3.11-12.B: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences and conclusions based on and related to an authors implicit and explicit assumptions and beliefs. CC.1.3.11-12.E: Evaluate the structure of texts including how specific sentences, paragraphs and larger portions of the texts relate to each other and the whole. CC.1.5.11-12.A: Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions on grades level topics, texts, and issues, building on others ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively. CC.1.3.11-12.F: Evaluate how words and phrases shape meaning and tone in texts.