Othello for children 10th Grade Literature Mrs. Jennie Hutchins
introduction • Instead of a test over William Shakespeare’s Othello, you will be creating a children’s story using lessons you learned. (Everyone, please cheer… This will be much more fun.) • You will need your anticipation and reaction guide before you get started, so please go ahead and pull those out now.
Your task • You will complete the “after reading” section of your anticipation and reaction guide and decide which of the statements you wish to use as your focus for this project. You must have chosen “agree” as your response to the statement you choose. • You will break into groups according to the statement you choose (i.e., everyone who chose statement 1 will work together, 2 will work together, 3 will work together,etc.), and together you will create an online children’s text using your statement as the moral of the story. • After creating your children’s text, you will need to present it to a panel of teachers acting as a review board at an advertising company in order to promote your online text. You must convince this board to accept the text as it is without making any changes.
process • Complete the “after reading” portion of your Othello anticipation and reaction guide. • Select one statement with which you agree as the focus of this project. • Divide into groups according to the statement you chose. • In your group, decide on the medium of your text. You will want to research prezis, wikispaces, blogs, podcasts, weebly.com, etc., to determine your format. • Assign roles to the members of your group (i.e., manager, recorder, image producer, etc.). • Collectively create your children’s text, focusing on your chosen statement as the moral of the story. Be sure your grammar, language, images, and other elements are all appropriate for your audience. • Collectively create and present (all members of the group must actively participate in the presentation) an argument for the promotion of your children’s text.
conclusion Thank you for your hard work in developing children’s stories that will convey the important lesson you learned from Othello! How will you use the lesson you learned from Othello in your everyday life? Have you already had to face a similar situation? How did you respond? You have now met the standards on the next two slides. Congratulations!
gpsYou’ll meet: • ELACC9-10RI1: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. • ELACC9-10W5: Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. • ELACC9-10W6: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically. • ELACC9-10SL1: Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions(one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Iste nets you’ll meet: • 1. Creativity and Innovation - Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. • 2. Communication and Collaboration - Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. • 4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making - Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.
credits https://www.georgiastandards.org/standards/Pages/BrowseStandards/BrowseGPS.aspx http://www.iste.org/Libraries/PDFs/NETS-S_Standards.sflb.ashx http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cyht-ehlAWY http://questgarden.com/51/71/5/070523132102/ http://webquest.org