Stories are a great way to introduce children to Shakespeare! Present the play Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, to students as a story, then engage them in activities to remember the plot. These materials are geared for 3rd-5th graders but could be used as low-end differentiation for middle school students as well. There are enough materials here to cover three to five 45-minute class sessions.
• Basic lesson plan and materials explanations
• Shakespeare story books resource list
• Two worksheets are provided. They cover the same information but can be differentiated for age/ability of your students. Answer keys are included.
• Two card games: Hamlet Go Fish and Hamlet Memory Game. Game rules, answer keys, and 52 cards are included.
• A mini script of a scene from Hamlet in which Hamlet talks to his father’s ghost on the battlements (performance time about 6 minutes; the cast consists of 4 characters). The words all belong to Shakespeare. I have edited the scene to include lines that are easiest for children to speak and understand while still getting the storyline across.
If you are interested in just parts of this bundle, check out my TpT store for the Hamlet card games and the Hamlet mini script sold separately: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Lisa-Lohmann
I have several Shakespeare-themed materials in my TpT store. They include bundles, games, and scripts of scenes related to William Shakespeare, the Globe Theater, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Romeo and Juliet. Check them out!
Clip art from ineetagoodclip http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Anita-Goodwin was used in this product. Thanks, Anita!