Reflection: Student Communication Dichotomy Shapes Theme In Othello (Act II, sc i,ii) - Section 3: Building Knowledge: Analyzing Dichotomy in Othello


This section of the lesson was a complete failure. It was too much too fast.  The students are starting to grasp the language, structure, and characters of the play.  I should have just stuck with those three elements instead of trying to introduce a fourth literary element.  The only thing I accomplished was confusion.  The time remaining in the semester will not allow me to reteach dichotomy, so I need to let it go in the short term and return to it when I have the time to make sure the students truly comprehend the function of dichotomy in a text. 

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Dichotomy Shapes Theme In Othello (Act II, sc i,ii)

Unit 5: The Divine and Diabolical World of Othello
Lesson 6 of 11

Objective: SWBAT identify and analyze themes in Othello by examining the various dichotomies in Othello.

Big Idea: Is Othello madly in love or insanely jealous? Students examine how the dichotomies in Othello lead to a theme.

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