Students will read, discuss and translate Polonius' advice to his son Laertes and find real-world examples where this advice was not followed.
1.) Bell Work: Read your independent reading books for 15 minutes.
2.) After reading, write an entry in your reading journals about anything that stood out to you in your reading. You might want to focus on plot or character development and your author's choice of style, dialogue etc.
3.) Quick Write: List some points of advice you have been given before/during high school or for college/graduation.
4.) Watch Polonius' advice to his son Laertes as he leaves to travel and study from the 2000 version of Hamlet starring Bill Murray as Polonius:
6.) After reading, write a modern translation of Polonius' advice.
7.) After translating, find a modern example for each point where this advice was not followed.
8.) Decide on what you think the most important point of advice that Polonius gives is.
- Reading Journals
- Polonius' Advice