Shakespeare's Hamlet Characterization Activity -- Worksheets, Bell-Ringers

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Grade Levels
9th - 12th, Homeschool
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Freshen up your lesson plans and help your students begin to analyze and keep track of the characters in Shakespeare's play, Hamlet. Students analyze the given prompts based on the text to determine what it suggests about the character.

Character included are:

• Hamlet

• Gertrude

• Ophelia

• Polonius

• Laertes

• Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

• Horatio

• The Ghost

• Claudius

Aside from individual classwork, use these 9 worksheets as a quick group activity (each group takes a different character), as bell-ringers or exit slips, or even as a quick quiz. They also make for great substitute lessons lessons if you will be absent while teaching the play.

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Total Pages
9 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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