Hamlet – appearance and reality
A pack of engaging resource materials which offer a variety of activities around the theme of appearance versus reality in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
Most of the activities are suitable for collaborative pair or group work, to generate real opportunities for talk in preparation for a piece of extended writing on the topic.
The activities In this pack are at various levels, ranging from a fairly straightforward sorting exercise using a Venn diagram to more challenging tasks based around six key quotes relating to the theme of appearance versus reality in Hamlet. There is a set of flashcards for matching quotes with what they mean, and activities to support the writing of Point Example Explanation (PEE) paragraphs. The pack can be used in conjunction with other EAL Nexus resources on Hamlet, including those which include scene-by-scene summaries in accessible English, flashcards of key words and DARTs activities (e.g. Hamlet Act 1).
On the right hand side of this page are a number of documents that you can download for free. Please note that the Teaching Notes and Resources can be found in the pdf document (the first item on the list), whilst the PowerPoint document(s) include(s) presentation(s) which you can display on your interactive board in your classroom.
© The Bell Educational Trust Limited. This resource is free to use for educational purposes.
This resource was originally developed by EAL Nexus and has been adapted for The Bell Foundation’s teaching materials and resources. The resource was formally referenced as EAL Nexus.