Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 2, Lesson 5

Oedipus may be the king, but he certainly does not rule—or see—all. Analyze his interaction with Teiresias in a lesson focused on the central idea of Sophocles' Oedipus the King. As pairs of ninth graders discuss Oedipus' interpretation of truth, they prepare to connect as a larger group and share their conclusions. Additionally, they note their responses in a Quick Write prompt about what Oedipus can and cannot see.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the established norms for discussion and expand the roles of group members to include the collection of evidence
  • Connect to a social studies unit on ancient Greece
Classroom Considerations

  • You can find the necessary graphic organizers for evidence collection and analysis in the previous lessons, or in the full unit resource

  • Includes the full unit and module files in the attached materials
  • Varies the discussion format to which learners may be accustomed

  • None