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.)
DAILY JOURNAL 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?
DAILY CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES:
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!