Reflection: High Quality Task Othello Act IV Line Performance Preparations - Section 3: Line Performance Preparation

 

I typically base my judgement about quality of tasks on the level of engagement I see in my classroom. I have never done this particular assignment before and I am sooooooo excited by how engaged my students were today.

I spent nearly the entire time having individual interactions with students about their line choices. Kids were asking me great questions about character motivation, emotion, and context in the play. Even one of my lowest performing students came up to ask me about the meaning of a certain passage and I was able to push him towards a deeper understanding of the passage he had chosen to perform.

Many students have chosen similar portions of the play, but for very different reasons, so I think one of the best, unexpected results of this activity is the close reading it has inspired...and the discourse about theme and significance that it will continue to inspire as we move forward tomorrow.

This is one happy teacher...and a whole class full of joy-filled teenagers! I can't wait to see what they come up with for tomorrow!

  Engaged Students!
  High Quality Task: Engaged Students!
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Othello Act IV Line Performance Preparations

Unit 6: Literary: Thematic Analysis of Shakespeare's Othello
Lesson 3 of 11

Objective: SWBAT analyze the development of theme in Act IV of Othello by preparing to perform what they believe to be the most significant line of the act.

Big Idea: Text...and subtext: Reading between the lines and thinking like an actor.

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