This is a Common-Core aligned guided reading packet to go with Act 1 of Othello.
This series of packets for Acts 1-5 goes beyond basic question-and-answer style teaching strategies by reproducing several significant portions of the text for the purpose of guided translation and analysis practice. This method of introducing and evaluating the materials gives students the opportunity to practice and hone their skills in conducting text-depended analyses.
This can also be used with a "No Fear Shakespeare" version of the play; the "untranslated" selections from the text that appear in the packet could serve as a small, digestible introductions to Shakespeare's language. It is suitable for all levels of high-school students, as adaptations in the presentation of the material can easily be made.
The packets for my Othello unit are available in bundle format. The bundle contains an introductory packet, individual packets for each act, two tests, and an extensive PowerPoint that is visually engaging and directly aligned with all of the unit materials.