Scene by Scene guides are teaching resources. They are short books of questions, designed to save teachers time and lead to rewarding classroom experiences. Each guide is broken down by scene or chapter, to match and complement the text it accompanies. This means that the teacher is provided with a clear list of questions, at every stage of teaching the text. These questions can be used in class, or as homework, and so provide underlying structure to lesson planning.
Classroom Questions teaching guides contain both closed, comprehension testing questions, and open, higher order questions, exploring student response, opinion and analysis. Closed questions can be used to check understanding and make sure students are on-task, while open questions promote thinking and reflection. In this way, Scene by Scene Classroom Questions keep students engaged with and focused on the text, and involved in classroom discussion.
Hamlet Scene by Scene is a book for English teachers who are teaching Hamlet by William Shakespeare and intend to set straightforward questions for homework or classwork. Hamlet Scene by Scene contains 149 questions, divided by Act and Scene, to keep students engaged and actively thinking about the play. It also has 54 teacher pointers, also divided by Act and Scene, to highlight key elements of the play.
Why choose to study Hamlet?
Themes of justice, duty, love, madness and death.
One of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies.
Interesting characters — Hamlet, Ophelia, Polonius, Laertes, Gertrude and Claudius.
Contains some of Shakespeare’s best known speeches.
Enthralling storyline — the reluctant Prince’s quest for vengeance.