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lesson 14
1 hour

Laertes and Ophelia


In this lesson, students read Act 3.1, lines 131–162, the conclusion of the dialogue between Hamlet and Ophelia. Students continue to read and discuss the dialogue in pairs, focusing on the development of Ophelia’s character in relation to Hamlet. Students also review Laertes’s monologue to Ophelia from Act 1.3, lines 13–48, comparing Hamlet’s and Laertes’s words to Ophelia and discussing how she develops in relation to both men.


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Bilingual Language Progressions

These resources, developed by the New York State Education Department, provide standard-level scaffolding suggestions for English Language Learners (ELLs) to help them meet grade-level demands. Each resource contains scaffolds at multiple levels of language acquisition and describes the linguistic demands of the standards to help ELA teachers as well as ESL/bilingual teachers scaffold content for their English learning students.


From of the New York State Education Department. Grade 11 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 14. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29.
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