Lesson Plan

The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice

Introduction to Othello

Students will be able to...

-Have an understanding of the background historical information for Othello.

-Answer pre-reading questions on Othello.

English Language Arts
Grades 10
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook/Attention Getter

-Students will be provided and view the clip from Mean Girls.

-Students will be asked to discuss as a whole class the answers they have for the importance of reputation.

Student Instructions

-Watch the clip from the movie Mean Girls. 

-Create a list of the different cliques that are mentioned.

-Discuss the importance of reputation in today's society. 

2 Direct Instruction

-Students will be guided through the Google Slides with the background information.


3 Guided Practice

-Students will be instructed to fill-in the blanks of the guided notes while they are listening to the teacher direct-instruction.

Student Instructions

-Using the guided notes provided, please fill-in the blanks with the appropriate answers.

4 Independent Practice

-Students will be given a copy of the pre-reading questions.

Student Instructions

-Please answer the questions from the pre-reading questionnaire. 

5 Wrap-Up

Students will be provided a link to a video clip, as well as an assignment to complete based on the watching of that clip. 

Student Instructions

-Watch the video clip that is a short, overall introduction to the play. 

-How important is the use of imagery in this video clip? Write a paragraph about this.