Shakespeare in Your Own Words
Kind of Activity:
Students will demonstrate an understanding of complex vocabulary, and will develop an appreciation for sophisticated rhetorical devices.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.5
The purpose of this activity is to have students demonstrate that they can recount what they have read in Hamlet in modern, "un-Shakespearean" language. As a comic way of introducing this activity, show students the parody of Hamlet's graveyard scene from the...
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