Reflection: Lesson Planning The Evolution of Tone in Othello Act V: Critical Reading and Viewing - Section 1: Let's Get Started: Summary, Questions, and Tone in Act V of Othello


I am so rushed at the end of this unit.  I did not adequately cover tone.  I know my students can define tone and to a certain extent explain tone in a text.  Yet, they are so limited in the vocabulary they use to describe tone: happy, sad, angry...there answers lack the nuance of the text.  I need to build some vocabulary lessons into teaching tone.  I want them to use specific language that can be illuminated by text-based evidence. I still am asking what kind of happy, sad, angry.  I don't want to have to infer from their evidence the complexity of the happiness in the tone. 

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  Lesson Planning: Searching for Tone
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The Evolution of Tone in Othello Act V: Critical Reading and Viewing

Unit 5: The Divine and Diabolical World of Othello
Lesson 10 of 11

Objective: SWBAT analyze the change in tone in Othello by examining how the attitudes and behaviors of the characters change after Iago's plan is revealed.

Big Idea: "Of one that loved not wisely but too well"... Students look at and listen to the final words of the dead in Othello for meaning and tone.

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