Remember that your goal at this point is just to get the plot basics — who does what to whom — without worrying about what it “means.”  The study questions below will let you know what’s going to be on the quizzes and what parts of the play will be important as we study it.

Hamlet Study Questions

Remember also that plays are a VISUAL medium — they weren’t meant to be read like novels.  So if you can catch a production, that’s much better.  The link below will take you to the PBS “Great Performances” production starring David Tennant as Hamlet.  It’s pretty good.


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Current Six Weeks Calendar

Check FREQUENTLY for calendar updates. Last updated 19 September 2016

1st Six Weeks

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Check here before you ask for a recommendation

Guidelines for Asking for a Recommendation

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Basic Style Guide

Basic MLA Style Guide

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Useful Class Handouts

Click on these titles for documents we use in class.

JHHS Literature Toolbox This is your one-stop-shop for all the general “How-To” handouts we use in class.  Check here first.

D2M Factoring Chart

Literary Analysis — Seeing the Parts

Literary Reduction Organizer

Literary Reduction 2   This is a Word file that you can type on (if you can access Word.)

Proofreading Marks (Look here to decode the marks I make on your papers.)

Course Expectations English 1V AP



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