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SparkTeach: Othello

SparkTeach: Othello

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Teaching guides and lesson plans designed to make classic literature engaging and relevant to today’s students!
This comprehensive book of lesson plans, projects, discussion questions, reproducible worksheets, and more provides teachers with everything they need to engage middle- and high-school students in the study of Shakespeare's Othello.
Each SparkTeach Guide includes:
• Dozens of lessons and contextual “Real Life Lens” discussion prompts
• “Big Idea Question” prompts, activities, and projects that explore the work’s key themes
• Poetics lesson plans
• Film comparative lesson plans
• Exercises in studying the play’s use of metaphor, simile, personification, and motifs
• Lesson plans for differentiated instruction
• Reproducible worksheets and lesson assessments that build reading, vocabulary, and comprehension skills
• Answer keys
• Student rubrics
There are also tips for class planning and management, ideas for personalizing content, Common Core references, and more, making this the perfect resource to engage students in literature study that’s meaningful, exciting, and above all, FUN.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781411480063
Publisher: Spark
Publication date: 01/12/2021
Series: SparkTeach , #19
Pages: 98
Sales rank: 558,754
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Welcome to SparkTeach! 5

Tips for Class Planning and Management 6

What's Included in SparkTeach? 7

What Makes Real-Life Lens Lessons Unique? 8

SparkTeach and the Common Core State Standards 11

Guidelines for Student Assessment 11

Part 2 SparkTeach Othello Lesson Plans 13

Real-Life Lens Lesson: Jealousy 14

Poetics Lesson: Deconstructing Figurative Language (Metaphors and Similes) 21

Film Lesson: Symbolism in Orson Welles's Othello 25

Part 3 Worksheets and Handouts 29

Vocabulary Builder List: Shakespeare Speak 30

Vocabulary Builder Worksheet: Archaic Language 34

Vocabulary Builder Worksheet: Shakespearean Stage Directions 39

Vocabulary Builder Worksheet: Film Terms 43

Poetics Worksheet: Metaphor and Simile 48

Contextual Support: Ethnicity and Race in Shakespearean England 56

Vocabulary Builder Worksheet: The Language of Love in Othello 60

Vocabulary Builder Worksheet: Ethnic and Racial Terms in Othello 62

Reading Skills Worksheet: Summarize with Four-Layered Notes 64

Reading Skills Worksheet: lago's Motives 67

Reading Skills Worksheet: Foreshadowing in Othello 70

Reading Skills Worksheet: Examining Text Structure 72

Reading Skills Worksheet: Irony in Othello 76

Real-Life Lens Worksheet: Driving Questions 80

Real-Life Lens Worksheet: Action and Response Chart 82

Real-Life Lens Worksheet: Who Is lago? 83

Poetics Worksheet: Metaphor and Simile in Othello 84

Film Worksheet: Welles's Othello-Themes and Symbolism 86

Part 4 Postmortem 89

Rubric for Student Assessment 91

Student Reflection Worksheet 94

Teacher Reflection Worksheet 95

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