Lesson 1 (from Act 1, Scene 1)
Act 1, Scene 1
The Tragedy of Othello, like most works by Shakespeare, involves a number of intertwining story lines, characters, and plot twists. Following this string of literary devices can be difficult when coupled with the challenging language and the Italian names. The objective of this lesson will be to create a plot map to make following the story line easier and enjoyable.
1) Class discussion: Plot. Brainstorm different ways of mapping the plot. Open it up for discussion and take ideas and suggestions from class members. Choose the way you wish to map the plot in the classroom, and then have each student choose their own personal way that will help them the most. Students should continue working on their plot map throughout the reading and discussion of the play. Check on this assignment throughout the unit.
2) Class discussion: Characters. Review each separate character in the...
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