This is a graphic organizer to chart whether characters are acting guilty, insane, genius, or melancholy (depressed) within Shakespeare's Hamlet. The graphic organizer is a table that has the student list the character, the trait, the student's reasoning for assigning that trait, textual evidence (such as listing specific lines), and which Act. This provides an easy way for students to track these complex characteristics throughout the play. I've included 2 essay prompts that can be used with this graphic organizer.
Ways to use this:
Students can work on this as they read through the play then at the end of every act discuss what they've charted in peer groups. It's an effective way for them to take notes to encourage robust peer group or class discussions. They can also take these notes and turn them into an essay or a reflective paper. I've included 2 essay prompts that can be used with this graphic organizer.
Contains: 3 pages for student use and 1 page of instructions for the teacher.