Whew! William Shakespeare’s “Othello” can be a challenge!
The unit test includes 20 questions total which involves short answer questions for character analysis of Othello and Iago, explanation of significant quotes from the text, and explanation of specific themes.
Lastly, there is a short essay question.
This isn’t an answer key as the test is entirely short answer.
Therefore, students’ answers may vary; however, students must provide examples from the play to support their opinions.
The final project can be for partners, groups, or even individual work.
The final projects has four parts. For example, for part one students have to complete some minor research to help them to further learn about women’s roles and attitude regarding race during the Elizabethan era.
My students’ favorite part in the overall project is writing their own plays! I have read quite a few interesting plays from my kids!
There is also an essay requirement. This gives students a chance to extend their thinking after the reading of Shakespeare’s play.
Students are able to evaluate what they have read and are able to share their opinions on the given topic.
Overall, my students spend a total of two weeks on Shakespeare’s “Othello.” It is a wonderful play!
Tip: Allow them to watch the modern version titled “O.” It aids the wow factor!
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