Welcome to the best day of the year - WHOOSH! time!
My colleagues ask me to forward them this lesson every time they begin a Shakespeare unit.
Adapted from activities developed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, this WHOOSH! script introduces students to the world of the play Othello. Students gain familiarity with the characters, plot, and language of Shakespeare's controversial tragedy in a fun and collaborative environment.
The teacher acts as the narrator, and ALL the students hop into the middle of the circle to act out the events of the entire play!
This activity allows all students, even those reading below grade level, to gain the confidence to tackle a challenging text and fall in love with Shakespeare's language.