Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 2, Lesson 2

Continue a thoughtful analysis of Sophocles' Oedipus the King with a discussion about the importance of dialogue within the play's structure. Ninth graders examine the ways that Oedipus speaks about himself, to his subjects, and to Creon before recording their thoughts in a short writing prompt.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Divide your class into literature circles to discuss the comprehension questions
  • Use the Quick Write as an exit ticket at the end of the lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • You can find the full text of the play in the attachments
  • Prompts learners to listen to a masterful reading, but does not include a link; you'll need to locate an appropriate audio clip if you want to include this part
  • The second lesson of a 20-part unit
Pros
  • Focuses on key literary analysis skills, including a connection between text structure and the development of a central idea
  • Comes with full unit and module files
Cons
  • None