Image of a Turk fighting an Italian, like in Othello by William Shakespeare

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DAILY JOURNAL ASSIGNMENTS: 

Monday, Dec. 1: Please copy the following list of questions from Othello that your classmates generated:

  • Why are the Turks fighting against the Italians in Othello?
  • How were girls like Desdemona educated, at the time of Othello‘s setting?
  • What is Montano’s role in the play, Othello?
  • Why does everyone in the play Othello believe Iago is honest?

Tuesday, Dec. 2: Please define the following vocabulary words:

  • citadel
  • heraldry
  • cuckold

Wednesday, Dec. 3: Please define the following vocabulary words:

  • token
  • cunning
  • fortune

Thursday, Dec. 4: Write three questions (like the ones from Monday’s journal) that you might be able to use for your thesis in your essay.

DAILY CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES: 

Monday, Dec. 1: Today we continued reading Shakespeare’s Othello. Plan to catch up on your reading on Thursday of next week, when our class is at the library. It’s also possible to set an appointment to come in at lunch or after school to catch up on your reading.

Tuesday, Dec. 2: Today we continued reading Shakespeare’s Othello. Plan to catch up on your reading on Thursday of next week, when our class is at the library. It’s also possible to set an appointment to come in at lunch or after school to catch up on your reading.

Wednesday, Dec. 3: Today we finished read Shakespeare’s Othello through Act 3 (a crucial turning point). Plan to catch up on your reading on Thursday of next week, when our class is at the library. It’s also possible to set an appointment to come in at lunch or after school to catch up on your reading. We were also given a Thesis Graphic Organizer for Othello. You can find extra copies in Box 6, in the Make-up Work Center, or find one in the “Assignments” section of this website (scroll to the bottom).

Thursday, Dec. 4: Today was our library day, which gave students a chance to do the following:

  • Work on their thesis graphic organizer for Othello
  • Catch up on reading Othello
  • Take care of library business

If you were gone on this day and need more time to work on your thesis graphic organizer, please set an official appointment to come in at lunch or after school to get caught up. Remember your teacher is also available on Fridays from 8:00 to 12:00 for extra help days.

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About Chelly Wood

I am a school librarian with an English degree, and I like to write books. My literary agent is Elizabeth Kracht of Kimberley Cameron & Associates.

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