Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 2, Lesson 4

The concept of sight, whether it's a lack of sight or abundant sight of the future, plays an important role in Sophocle's Oedipus the King. Develop the literary vision of your ninth graders with a activity that connects the prophecy of Teiresias to the play's central idea. Learners gather textual evidence to support their argument.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Incorporate into your unit on Greek tragedies or on the elements of drama
  • Assign vocabulary words to pairs or groups to find in context
  • Use a bulletin board to track the plot development as it connects to the play's central idea
Classroom Considerations

  • The fourth lesson in a 20-part literary analysis unit
  • Refer to the full unit or module files for additional teaching tips and implementation guides
Pros

  • Aligned to multiple Common Core standards for reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language
  • Discussion questions are thought-provoking and engaging
Cons

  • None