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lesson 19
1 hour

Analyzing how Central Ideas Develop through Scenes


In this lesson, students use annotation to focus on central ideas they encounter in Hamlet’s last soliloquy (Act 4.4, lines 34–69). Earlier lessons in this unit focused on central ideas within a single soliloquy. This lesson requires students to analyze central ideas as they develop across multiple scenes in the play. This builds on the work students did in the previous lesson and provides scaffolding for the Module Performance Assessment, which requires analysis of central ideas across the module’s three texts.


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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 19. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29.
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