'Othello' by William Shakespeare Activity Pack

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This resource provides 10 fun activities, exercises, games and group challenges which cover the main themes and characters of Othello by William Shakespeare. They are: Jealousy - Causes and effects image linking activity. Otherness (Othello's race and outsider status) - think/pair/share compare Othello to a Venetian gentleman. Appearance / reality - CSI investigation and strategy match-up exercise. Dramatic Irony - s/he thinks/we know cloze
activity. Honesty - play truth or lie board game in groups. Intrigue - means, motive, opportunity detective case. Othello the tragic hero - jigsaw puzzle group challenge. Iago - role play with Iago’s analyst to reveal his motives. Desdemona - Solve the crossword puzzle. Othello's redemption - pin the labels on the speeches. The activities are designed to stimulate engagement with the text and discussion of themes and characters. All activities are closely tied to the play so that students learn how to support ideas with evidence. While intended to be enjoyable these are still challenging to students at the senior high school or college level. Suggested answers are supplied in most cases as guidelines. Advice is given on how to approach each activity but there can also be many ways of applying the tasks in the classroom context. (These games can also be purchased individually where they are each preceded by a talk on the relevant theme/character in a video format.)


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'Othello' by William Shakespeare Activity Pack
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