Reflection: Discourse and Questioning Thinking About Theme: Othello Act IV Analysis (Day 1 of 2) - Section 4: Act IV Small Group Reading and Dichotomy Journals


As I circulated the room today, I got really excited. My students, without any prompting, were getting REALLY mad at Iago. This shows me a couple of things. First, they are understanding the dichotomy of truth vs. lies and how Iago is a master manipulator. Second, they are comprehending Shakespeare's language better. They are no longer asking me what words or phrases mean. Now they are commenting on the significance of certain characters and ideas.

This gives me hope that I can continue to push them moving forward...and I'm excited for our discussions of Act 4 later this week.

  When Your Class Gets Mad at Iago
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Thinking About Theme: Othello Act IV Analysis (Day 1 of 2)

Unit 6: Literary: Thematic Analysis of Shakespeare's Othello
Lesson 1 of 11

Objective: SWBAT demonstrate their ability to support an argument about theme as presented in multiple versions of a text by writing about and analyzing passages from Othello.

Big Idea: How do you determine what is the "most right" interpretation of a text?

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