Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 2, Lesson 17

As Oedipus the King comes closer to its tragic conclusion, high schoolers discuss Oedipus' reaction to seeing his wife's body, They also examine how Sophocles structures the scene to contribute to the central idea of his play.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners read the passage in groups and share their responses with the class
  • Use the evidence collection tool as an exit ticket
Classroom Considerations

  • Some class members may be affected by the section of the text about Jocasta's suicide by hanging
  • The 17th of a 20-part unit

  • Prompts pupils to keep track of relevant textual support
  • Comes with graphic organizer to note evidence

  • None