Four active learning activities designed to ensure that students have a comprehensive understanding of Act 4 of Othello.
1. Cloze Test. Scene by scene fill in the blanks to test / remind students of key plot events.
2. Sequencing / Timeline activity. This bullet point summary is presented in the incorrect order. The students' job is to re-order correctly. This revises key events, and gets them to remember the order in which events happened. If students struggle with this, I usually get them to write out the solution. This is the most difficult of the four tasks.
3. Multiple Choice Quiz / Assessment. Three page, 20 question test based on Act 4. Character information, plot details, and important quotations are included in this quiz.
4. Vocabulary crossword. This is a fun method of ensuring that students are familiar with difficult, unusual, or key words from Act 4. This 33 word puzzle is also available as a standalone activity. See Othello - Act 4 Vocabulary Crossword
This bundle gives you a wide range of activities which is useful if you're teaching mixed ability groups. Alternatively, you could use some of the activities when you have first completed Act 4, and then use others when you need to revise the play.
The cloze activity gives students a good summary of the play. This is useful for weak students who may finding writing their own notes/summary difficult.
The solutions to each activity are included.
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