These Memes Were Created by Your Teacher for the Sake of This Assignment

These Memes Were Created by Your Teacher to help you imagine the key characters in this play.

DAILY LANGUAGE REVIEW: Ask your teacher if she took grades on the DLR and find out from a classmate which one(s) you missed. If you were absent when your teacher took grades on the DLR, find a copy of the one you missed in the make-up work center. Take it home and edit and/or revise it as needed. Before you turn it in to the teacher, please draw a box around the one you missed with a highlighter pen, and tell your teacher “I still need a grade for this.” (Otherwise it may get lost in the stacks of other DLR assignments.)


Monday, April 4: Copy the following character sketches into your journal:

  • Michael Cassio –an honorable lieutenant who is very handsome and the best friend of Othello.
  • Roderigo –a young man who is heartbroken over Desdemona’s rejection of him
  • Brabantio — father of Desdemona and a senator (political leader) in Venice, Italy

Tuesday, April 5: Copy the following character sketches into your journal:

  • Othello the Moor–a man of African or North African ancestry who is also a military hero in the Italian army
  • Desdemona–the lovely and innocent daughter of an Italian senator
  • Iago–a soldier in Othello’s army (he was in line for a promotion when Othello got the position)

Wednesday, April 6: What racist comments are made in reference to Othello in Act I, Scene 1?

Thursday, April 7: What lines demonstrate that Brabantio strongly disapproves of his daughter’s marriage?


Monday, April 4 – Thursday, April 7: We’ll be reading Shakespeare’s famous play, Othello, out loud in class. If you were gone, you can find the entire text at this link. Try to find where you left of and catch up on the parts you missed. It’s also possible to listen to an audio version of the play here.

Thursday, April 7: Journals were collected today. Please turn yours  in right away!


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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