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Support the development of close reading skills with this comprehensive bundle of worksheets composed of challenging questions designed to help high school students analyze Shakespeare’s classic drama Othello. With an activity for each individual scene, this bundle saves teachers valuable time without sacrificing academic rigor. All materials are delivered as printable PDFs and Word Documents. (Alternatively, online versions of each resource made for Google Drive are available here.) Answer keys are provided.

Students will be able to do the following (organized by individual resource):

Act 1, Scene 1:

  • Analyze what the text states explicitly and implicitly
  • Make logical inferences in context
  • Explore character motivations
  • Discern the tone of a given excerpt
  • Discern the meaning of complex words and phrases in context
  • Explore theme
  • Write with clarity and precision

Act 1, Scene 2:

  • Analyze the phrase “He comes to bad intent” for meaning.
  • Analyze the phrase “Come, sir, I am for you” for meaning and synthesizing it with knowledge of Iago’s characterization.
  • Analyze text for meaning: why Othello claims that Brabantio is worthy of respect.
  • Determine character motivations (why Brabantio thinks Othello is a thief).
  • Isolate true statements from unfounded statements.
  • Paraphrasing dialogue.

Act 1, Scene 3:

  • Discern tone
  • Discern Othello’s self-described weakness.
  • Identify how long Othello has fought in wars.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how Brabantio describes his daughter.
  • Find meaning in Brabantio’s dialogue

Act 2, Scene 1:

  • Discern tone in context
  • Explore character motivations
  • Discern the meaning of complex words and phrases in context
  • Analyze the author’s craft, discerning how Shakespeare’s language influences the audience’s perception of Iago
  • Locate textual evidence in support of claims
  • Apply knowledge of figurative language to the text

Act 2, Scene 2:

  • Analyze what the text states explicitly and implicitly
  • Make logical inferences in context
  • Apply knowledge of literary devices to the text including alliteration and situational irony
  • Discern the meaning of complex words and phrases in context
  • Identify textual evidence in support of a claim
  • Write with clarity and precision

Act 2, Scene 3:

  • Discern the meaning of complex words and phrases in context
  • Analyze the author’s craft, with emphasis on the effect of archaic vocabulary
  • Explore character motivations
  • Apply knowledge of figurative language
  • Make logical inferences in context

Act 3, Scene 1:

  • Analyze what the text states explicitly and implicitly
  • Make logical inferences in context
  • Explore character motivations
  • Analyze how complex characters interact
  • Discern the meaning of complex words and phrases in context
  • Discern the tone of a given excerpt
  • Cite textual evidence in support of claims
  • Write with clarity and precision

Act 3, Scene 2:

  • Articulate and analyze what the text states explicitly and implicitly
  • Make logical inferences in context
  • Analyze the nature of character relationships
  • Determine the meaning of complex words and phrases in context
  • Discern the function of the scene
  • Articulate how dramatic irony applies to the scene
  • Write with clarity and precision

Act 3, Scene 3:

  • Analyze what the text states explicitly and implicitly
  • Discern the meaning of complex words and phrases in context
  • Analyze how complex characters interact
  • Explore character motivations
  • Demonstrate knowledge of multiple literary devices including dramatic irony, verbal irony, situational irony, and metaphor
  • Make logical inferences in context
  • Discern the tone of a given excerpt
  • Support claims with relevant textual evidence and valid reasoning
  • Write with clarity and precision

Act 3, Scene 4:

  • Explore character motivations
  • Discern the tone of a given excerpt
  • Make logical inferences in context
  • Discern the meaning of complex words and phrases in context
  • Paraphrase Shakespearean language
  • Isolate a falsehood from factual statements about plot
  • Articulate the significance of a given detail
  • Write with clarity and precision

Act 4, Scene 1:

  • Analyze what the text states explicitly and implicitly
  • Discern the meaning of complex words and phrases in context
  • Make logical inferences in context
  • Explore character motivations
  • Analyze how complex characters interact
  • Analyze the author’s craft to articulate the effect of an idiomatic expression
  • Cite relevant textual evidence in support of claims
  • Write with clarity and precision

Act 4, Scene 2:

  • Analyze what the text states explicitly and implicitly
  • Discern the meaning of complex words and phrases in context
  • Demonstrate knowledge of literary devices
  • Make logical inferences in context
  • Explore character motivations
  • Analyze how complex characters interact
  • Cite relevant textual evidence in support of claims
  • Write with clarity and precision

Act 4, Scene 3:

  • Articulate what the text says explicitly and implicitly
  • Write with clarity and precision
  • Cite specific, relevant textual evidence in support of a claim or idea
  • Discern the tone of a given excerpt
  • Apply knowledge of literary devices including metaphor, alliteration, sibilance, personification, foreshadowing, and paradox
  • Articulate character motivations
  • Compare two characters
  • Articulate the significance of dialogue
  • Analyze what dialogue reveals about a character’s psychological state
  • Consider how the imagery of a willow tree is relevant to the content of Desdemona’s song
  • Make logical inferences from the point of view of a particular character

Act 5, Scene 1:

  • Articulate what the text says explicitly and implicitly
  • Write with clarity and precision
  • Cite specific, relevant textual evidence in support of a claim or idea
  • Apply knowledge of literary devices including dramatic irony, situational irony, and caesura
  • Articulate character motivations
  • Discern the best description of Roderigo’s characterization
  • Analyze and articulate how the setting contributes to a sense of uncertainty
  • Articulate how dialogue contributes to the development of suspense
  • Analyze character interactions
  • Define complex words or phrases in context
  • Verify interpretations using reference materials including a dictionary or thesaurus

Act 5, Scene 2:

  • Articulate what the text says explicitly and implicitly
  • Write with clarity and precision
  • Cite specific, relevant textual evidence in support of a claim or idea
  • Articulate what Othello’s dialogue reflects about his psychological state
  • Articulate how Othello rationalizes his decision to murder Desdemona
  • Apply knowledge of literary devices including internal conflict, allusion, epiphany, assonance, and double denotation
  • Articulate how Desdemona is different from a candle, according to Othello
  • Analyze the text to discern how Othello demonstrates some degree of mercy on Desdemona
  • Define complex words or phrases in context
  • Verify interpretations using reference materials including a dictionary or thesaurus