Grade 11 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 22


In this lesson, students read and analyze lines 239–332 from Act 5.2, in which Hamlet and Laertes fence and then wound each other with the poisoned blade. The assessment for this lesson requires students to analyze how central ideas introduced and developed throughout the play interact during the play’s final scene.

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RL.11-12.2 Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the...
RL.11-12.3 Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story...
RL.11-12.5 Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the...

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