Grade 11 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 4


In this lesson, students begin reading Hamlet’s first soliloquy in which he laments his situation and mourns for his father. Students consider the impact of Shakespeare’s choice to introduce Hamlet from two perspectives, first from Claudius’s point of view, then in his own words.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.11-12.3 Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story...
SL.11-12.1.a Come to discussions prepared, having read and researched material under study; explicitly draw on...
SL.11-12.1.c Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that probe reasoning and evidence;...

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