Lesson for 5-9-2019

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).

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.

c. Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that relate the current discussion to broader themes or larger ideas; actively incorporate others into the discussion; and clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions.
d. Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives, summarize points of agreement and disagreement, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views and understanding and make new connections in light of the evidence and reasoning presented.

Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 9–10 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

d. Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).


















an interview for a particular role or job as a singer, actor, dancer, or musician, consisting of a practical demonstration of the candidate's suitability and skill. Would Guy1 make a good Iago?


Other words that sound similar?






Similar: audio audiology (science), audiophile (lover), audiotape, audiovisual, audit, auditor, auditorium (place), auditory, audience



From Latin Audire (hear)

au - to perceive

dire - to say; dit is also to say (conjugated) - French/Latin (decir in Spanish)


Audition Historical Usage

  • Power of listening or hearing (1500s) The duke had audition when listening to his counselors.
  • Act of hearing or listening (1600s) The crowd did audition the play. (Shakespeare did not use the word. Also here.)
  • Trial for a performer (1880s) We watched the actor's audition today; we told him to keep his day job.



This class is an audition.

For me, and for you.

You want to perceive something about me

I want to learn about the school


Breakthroughs and Connections







List times when listening is important - obvious and less obvious









Music / lyrics


Friends (casey)




Job (boss, etc)

In nature

Reading (perceive)



Art (perceive)





Best way to listen in conversation?

is to breathe/pause (Curiosity) - why?

We’re often trying to give our own opinion or situations

Even for teachers, wait time isn’t natural.





What have you learned recently in school? (ask my kids)(ask my students)

How did you learn this material?

Identify a challenge to listening to / reading Shakespeare

Early modern English (Elizabethan)

Shakespeare would have had a different meaning of “audition” and many other words

Values are different

Biblical references (allusions)

Vocabulary of the people

Exposition in the dialogue

Basically a different language, like html or math


Perception is an important element in Othello (especially for Othello). Have you noticed this yet?

A father, a husband, friends (frienemies), the public


Also, it's important to perceive what is going on in Shakespeare, even if you don't understand every single word.

On the left, circle words we no longer use. On the right, rewrite the following in your own words:

Enter CASSIO, and certain Officers with torches


The servants of the duke, and my lieutenant.

The goodness of the night upon you, friends!

What is the news?


The duke does greet you, general,

And he requires your haste-post-haste appearance,

Even on the instant.


What is the matter, think you?


Something from Cyprus as I may divine:

It is a business of some heat: the galleys

Have sent a dozen sequent messengers

This very night at one another's heels,

And many of the consuls, raised and met,

Are at the duke's already: you have been

hotly call'd for;

When, being not at your lodging to be found,

The senate hath sent about three several guests

To search you out.


'Tis well I am found by you.

I will but spend a word here in the house,

And go with you.