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Reading the play: Act 3 Scene 3
A range of activities to help students get to grips with this pivotal scene.
Andrew Moore's study guide to Othello
A comprehensive guide to the play. Orignally published on www.universalteacher.org.uk
Weighing up the themes
Find the balance in the play with this useful resource exploring conflict.
Othello and others
A set of question cards to develop understanding of each of the main characters. Great for group work and quick revision.
Explore Iago's soliloquy from Act 1 Scene 3. Then answer questions to examine Iago's character in more detail.
Group revision activities on 'Othello'
Group revision activities (written with ELLA2: AQA A English Lang/Lit in mind but versatile enough to be used more broadly).
Teachers TV video - Ways into Othello
A range of suggestions and methods for approaching the play.
A real bunch of characters
A family tree charting relationships between the characters and a sequencing activity. Available in both whizzy and Promethean versions.
KS3 KS4 | Plays | From the resource collection(s): Othello
An old black ram
Activities which stimulate thoughts about how both contemporary and Renaissance English language depict racist values.
Revision take six
A handy one page resource outlining a list of activities for students to try in class or at home.
Matching activity for Act 1
A cut and sort activity in which students match up the quotation with the character and theme. (Answers on page 2.)
Contrary views - starter activity
A paired activity in which students read and respond to critical views.
The characters of Othello, Iago and Desdemona
A table helping students to explore the characters of Othello, Iago and Desdemona, using quotations from the play.
Questions on Act 4 Scenes 2 & 3
A variety of questions to help students look at language and character closely. (Line references - the Arden Shakespeare edition.)
Othello quotations - Act 1 Scene 3
Othello quotations- Act 1 Scene 3
Adaptable list for a variety of uses. Accompanying teacher's answers in separate document.
Jealousy in Othello - planning
A handy resource to prepare for GCSE coursework.
A summary worksheet to provide understanding of Othello's behaviour and character.
Rank the main characters' attributes
Choose the attributes you most strongly associate with the main characters at different points in the play. A whizzy ranking activity.
Critical readings of Othello
Comments by critics about Othello, as a resource for group discussion and debate about the character.
Critical readings of Iago
Comments made by critics about the character of Iago, for group discussion.
The issue of race
A research speaking and listening task: Has race only become important in modern times?
Sequence the events of Act 3
Paste events from Act 3 onto a timeline. Includes teacher's copy. Also available as a Teachit Interactive sequencing activity.
A list of seven general questions.
Act 2 Scene 2 and 3
A series of questions to challenge students.
Men and women in Othello
Critical interpretations of femininity and masculinity in Othello.
Revision sheet, essay titles and investigative questions
A useful and demanding collection, possibly most suitable as a teacher's resource. A Teachit Interactive activity based on this resource is also available - rank the main characters' attributes.
Comprehensive literary, contextual and critical crib sheet.
Rank Othello's actions, from most to least awful. A cut-and-paste activity; also available as an interactive Sequencing activity.
Comparing Iago's and Othello's language
Differences at-a-glance. Handy.
Imagery in Othello - a grid to complete
Fill in examples and comments about themed imagery.
Coursework task, with detailed prompts
Explore how Shakespeare examines the themes of jealousy and deception …
Sequence the plot - teacher copy
A teacher version of the above.
Sequence the plot
The plot in 20 actions - put them in the correct order.
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