|Lesson observation on Othello - HELP! - Teacher||26/01/2011|
I will be observed with my yr 9 class. We have started Othello. I had an idea thet they could explore the character of Iago - how he is a villain and how the audience reacts.
Does this sound like a good lesson?
Starter i was thinking of getting students to brianstorm ideas as to waht makes a villian. then in groups i was gong to get them to analyse quotes indicating what Iago is like. then they were going to produce an extended written task using the quotes they studied.
|Re:Lesson observation on Othello - HELP! - Jean Bryant||28/01/2011|
|Sounds a good plan........ They could be 'clues' detectives in groups, too - Shakespeare gives visual and spoken clues to his character. It's dark, Iago doesn't want to be seen; he uses Roderigo to cover for him when calling to Brabantio etc In what is said we find that he's used Roderigo's 'purse' at will, he's offered contact with Des. that hasn't happened etc - so the students could be asked to find - say - 3 'visual' clues and 3 content clues, in their groups in a set amount of time. ( helpful if they can stand up and move about a bit, to enact the scene while they're working on it......) The next lesson could be to look at what sort of person Roderigo is, in the light of this scene. (He is the one who could blow the whistle on Iago, after all (Act 4) and fails too through flattery and vain hopes), so it's useful for later....|
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