Grade 11 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 18 | EngageNY

Grade 11 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 18

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In this lesson, students read Hamlet’s final soliloquy (Act 4.4, lines 34–69). Students examine how Shakespeare continues to develop Hamlet’s character in this passage, paying particular attention to the use of comparisons and Fortinbras’s role as a foil for Hamlet.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.11-12.3 Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story...
W.11-12.9.a Apply grades 11–12 Reading standards to literature (e.g., “Demonstrate knowledge of eighteenth-,...
L.11-12.4.c Consult general and specialized reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses),...

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