Discipline: English Language ArtsGrade Level: 11thShakespeare's Hamlet
In the Learning Experience, students will be asked to determine the consequences of revenge.Students will read
by William Shakespeare, as well as the graphic novel of
by Adam Sexton and Tintin Pantoja. Students will determine a theme or central idea of thesetexts and analyze, in detail, its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and isshaped and refined by specific details; and they will provide an objective summary of the text. Studentswill also analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) developover the course of the text, how they interact with other characters, and how they advance the plot or develop the theme. Using the graphic novel, students will analyze the representation of a subject or akey scene in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment.Students will then use their knowledge of the text and central idea to create their own story revolvingaround the theme through using various mediums. The final project will challenge students to think beyond the spur of the moment decisions. Using a variety of media, (written, visual, and audio)students will be able to interact with the text, other than simply reading aloud.
StandardsStandard 11-1 Reading:
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the textsays explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leavesmatters uncertain.
Standard 11-3 Reading:
Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop andrelate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how thecharacters are introduced and developed).
Standard 11-7 Reading
: Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play or recorded novel or poetry), evaluating how each version interprets thesource text.
Standard 11-3 Writing
: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events usingeffective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Engage and orient the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation and itssignificance, establishing one or multiple point(s) of view, and introducing a narrator and/or characters; create a smooth progression of experiences or events.
Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create acoherent whole and build toward a particular tone and outcome (e.g., a sense of mystery,suspense, growth, or resolution).
Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid pictureof the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.
Standard 11-6 Writing:
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and updateindividual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.