Hamlet Writer's Notebook Entries-These entries should be a minimum of 1 page
1/22: Notes from Power Point-historical information
1/23: Response to articles (in Google Classroom)
1/24: Quotes around the room, "opinionnaire"
1/25: Act I, scene i: What is the tone of scene? What 3 words, 2 phrases, and 1 line best convey the tone. How?
1/26: Act I, scene ii: What are your first impressions of Hamlet based on his language usage and interactions with the characters in the scene?
1/29: Act I, scene iii: Are you good at giving advice? Who do you go to for advice? What is a good piece of advice you've been given? (Warm up only)
1/31: Tournament of Values: why is knowing our own values, the values of others, and the values of our community important? When was a time that your morals and values were tested? Complete Tournament of Values sheet. What is important to you about your final four? Which decisions were difficult to make?
2/1: See Google Classroom for the handout about the ghost.
2/2: Act I Assessment-Q&A rotating discussion questions: What is the strongest allusion in the act? What are the tones of Hamlet's soliloquies? What seems to be valued by Claudius, Polonius, and Hamlet thus far? What is the most significant image in the Act? Now that we know what Claudius did, go back to his court address and find a line that is ironic. What should Hamlet's next step be? Go to www.wittenberg.edu-what would Hamlet's major be? Horatio's?
2/6: Answer one of the following: Make a list of who is lying and spying. Then, write about their intentions. Are they justified? OR Compare and contrast how Horatio and Polonius communicate. OR What is the nature of Hamlet and Ophelia's relationship do you think?
2/7: Draw an outline of a head, and fill in the head with words from the scene (I, ii) that complete the following "Man is__________"
2/8: Draw the monologue that Hamlet begins and the First Player continues.
2/9: Hamlet's soliloquy Act II, scene ii. Work through it. Then comment on it: language, literary devices, ideas, responses to it, tone, Hamlet's state of mind, your reactions. Also discuss whether or not you think his plan is a good one.
2/12: Act III, i Hamlet and Ophelia's fight. Text the fight (lines 99-162)! If you have an electronic Writer's Notebook, take pictures of your texts. If your Writer's Notebook is paper, either copy the texts onto the page or print them out and tape them in.
2/14: "To be or not to be"-watch 4 film clips and respond to them. Then work through the speech and write a response about what Hamlet is contemplating and how it suggests the moral dilemma he finds himself in. Why do you think this speech remains popular today?
2/16: Act III, scene ii-Friendship/Play/Intertextuality. See Google Classroom for specific response prompts
2/21: Using the hand out in Google Classroom about Shakespeare's use of pronouns, revisit the scene between Hamlet and Gertrude and provide your reading of it based on how Shakespeare has the characters address each other. You can also apply this to another scene.