SparkTeach is a unique set of teaching guides designed to help make classic literature engaging and relevant to today’s students. Whether you are teaching in the classroom or guiding distance learning, our materials are easily customizable and meant to be adapted for your students. Explore our free sample content for Hamlet, then buy the full teaching guide to get even more resources.

First performed around 1600, Hamlet tells the story of a prince whose duty to revenge his father’s death entangles him in philosophical problems he can’t solve. Shakespeare’s best-known play is widely regarded as the most influential literary work ever written. Check out sample lesson plans for Hamlet below.

Real-Life Lens Lesson

The Real-Life Lens Lesson is a unit that focuses on a specific text over multiple class periods. The
driving force behind each unit is the lens, a relatable theme through which students view
the text.

Poetics Lesson

Each Poetics Lesson provides an in-depth exploration of a key poetic or literary device and features examples from the text that demonstrate the topic and provide a foundation from which students can work.

Film Lesson

Help students go deeper into a text by watching a film version and making comparisons and drawing contrasts.

Reading Skills Worksheets

Help students think about important elements of a text, including characterization, structure, theme, and plot progression.

Vocabulary Builder Worksheet

Use Vocabulary Builder Worksheets to help your students explore the specific language found in the text.

Contextual Support Worksheet

Give important historical information students need to better interpret classic works.