Item description for Othello: Reading Level 5-6 (William Shakespeare) (Easy Reading Old World Literature: Level 5) by William Shakespeare...
Overview Easy Reading Shakespeare! Introduce your students to the famous literary accomplishments of William Shakespeare. Easy-reading adaptations will ignite the interest of reluctant and enthusiastic readers. Each of these condensed works is arranged in a ten-chapter format with key words designed and used in context. Multiple-choice questions require students to recall specific details, sequence events, draw inferences, develop new story names, and choose the main idea. Improves fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. Grade 5 Reading Level.
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Studio: Edcon Publishing Group
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.7" Width: 8.2" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2005
Publisher Edcon Publishing Group
ISBN 1555763375 ISBN13 9781555763374
Availability 0 units.
More About William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in April 1564, and his birth is traditionally celebrated on April 23. The facts of his life, known from surviving documents, are sparse. He was one of eight children born to John Shakespeare, a merchant of some standing in his community. William probably went to the King s New School in Stratford, but he had no university education. In November 1582, at the age of eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway, eight years his senior, who was pregnant with their first child, Susanna. She was born on May 26, 1583. Twins, a boy, Hamnet ( who would die at age eleven), and a girl, Judith, were born in 1585. By 1592 Shakespeare had gone to London working as an actor and already known as a playwright. A rival dramatist, Robert Greene, referred to him as an upstart crow, beautified with our feathers. Shakespeare became a principal shareholder and playwright of the successful acting troupe, the Lord Chamberlain s Men (later under James I, called the King s Men). In 1599 the Lord Chamberlain s Men built and occupied the Globe Theater in Southwark near the Thames River. Here many of Shakespeare s plays were performed by the most famous actors of his time, including Richard Burbage, Will Kempe, and Robert Armin. In addition to his 37 plays, Shakespeare had a hand in others, including Sir Thomas More and The Two Noble Kinsmen, and he wrote poems, including Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece. His 154 sonnets were published, probably without his authorization, in 1609. In 1611 or 1612 he gave up his lodgings in London and devoted more and more time to retirement in Stratford, though he continued writing such plays as The Tempest and Henry VII until about 1613. He died on April 23 1616, and was buried in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford. No collected edition of his plays was published during his life-time, but in 1623 two members of his acting company, John Heminges and Henry Condell, put together the great collection now called the First Folio."
William Shakespeare lived in Stratford-Upon-The Avon. William Shakespeare was born in 1564 and died in 1616.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Othello: Reading Level 5-6 (William Shakespeare) (Easy Reading Old World Literature: Level 5)?
great for low level readers Jan 23, 2009
I am a teacher of high need high school students. They shut down when they saw the original text but this book is a great way to introduce Othello and it's much less intimidating. I will incorporate this and the Shakespeare text together.
Othello for middle grades?!? Mar 12, 2004
Yes, it can be done! This is an excellent treatment of the Othello story, told so that an average 4th or 5th grader can understand the plot. Vocabulary words, comprehension questions (and games!), and a list of interdisciplinary teaching suggestions, too! Yes, some of the beautiful flow of Shakespeare's original language is missing... but would you really like to explain to your chilks what "the beast with two backs" means? My 6th grader found the text quite easy to follow, and it prepared her well when she saw Othello performed on stage the next week. I suggest using this text as a jumping off point before exposing your child to the live stage version. The other work texts in this series are also just as finely crafted.