Othello - Act 1, Scene 1 - Guided Summary & Language Analysis

Othello - Act 1, Scene 1 - Guided Summary & Language Analysis
Othello - Act 1, Scene 1 - Guided Summary & Language Analysis
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This is a "Whoosh" for Act I, Scene i of Shakespeare's Othello.

The idea behind this "Whoosh" was inspired by The Royal Shakespeare Company's "Toolkit for Teachers," although I have adapted it to meet the needs of my students.

Basically, a "Whoosh" is a quick summary of a scene that uses text and action to help students understand plot, characters, language, etc. For my students, a "Whoosh" is a risk-free way to get involved in acting out the play.

In my class, whenever we read a "Whoosh," any time a character is introduced into the scene, I tap the head of a student. That student then "becomes" that character for the duration of the "Whoosh" - meaning he or she must perform the actions and speak the words of the character as I read the summary.

Sometimes I use "Whooshes" BEFORE we read the actual scene as a way to "preview" the scene for struggling readers. One could also use a "Whoosh" instead of reading a scene for the purpose of saving time or for close reading certain passages.

This "Whoosh" contains a complete overview of the action of Act I, Scene i in Othello, and it's a great way to introduce the plot, characters, themes, and language of the play to any group. (I've used it with struggling readers and AP students alike.)

Once students get familiar with "Whooshes," you can also assign them to create their own "Whoosh" for an Act or Scene.
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Othello - Act 1, Scene 1 - Guided Summary & Language Analysis
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