Creating visual symbols to represent complex ideas can help solidify and deepen
comprehension. Students will work in a group using this worksheet to create a visual
literary map that explores how certainty and doubt affect a character’s choices, ideas,
and actions. Pass out the worksheet after students have finished reading Act 4. Divide
students into small groups and assign each group one of the following characters from
Hamlet: Hamlet, Claudius, Gertrude, Polonius, Horatio, Laertes, or Ophelia. Review the
instructions as a class. Students can complete their maps using art or presentation
programs on a computer or, if computers are not available, supplies such as paper
and colored pencils or markers. Allow groups time to work on the project on a regular
basis as reading continues. This activity ends with groups presenting their finished
maps to the class.

Get the worksheets for this lesson (plus much more!) in the printed SparkTeach guide for Hamlet.