Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 2, Lesson 11

Close readers and forensic detectives alike deal with collecting strong evidence. Ninth graders become both with a lesson about Sophocles' Oedipus the King, in which they find connections between Oedipus' stated words and the truth of his actions. Using an annotation tool, they analyze Oedipus' story about a mysterious murder on the road and answer a series of questions to prepare for a mid-unit assessment.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Project the assessment tool onto the whiteboard to model paraphrasing skills
  • Assign pairs to work through the brainstorming process
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires the checklist and rubric that are available in previous lessons
  • The 11th lesson of a 20-part unit
Pros

  • Promotes critical thinking skills and connection between actions and ideas
  • A good preparation for the upcoming assessment
Cons

  • None