Day 1

Othello Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

Read all of Act I.

Common Core Objectives

  1. 1

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.9

  2. 2

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.1

  3. 3

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.4

  4. 4

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.6

Note that it is perfectly fine to expand any day’s work into two days depending on the characteristics of the class, particularly if the class will engage in all of the suggested classroom exercises and activities and discuss all of the thought questions.

Content Summary for Teachers

Act I, Scene i

As the play opens, Roderigo and Iago (members of the Venetian army) are discussing the elopement of a general, Othello, with a noblewoman named Desdemona. Roderigo and Iago are both disgruntled; Roderigo has been...

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