Oedipus Part I and Some Figurative Language!

Standards

RL.9-10.10 – Common Core State Standards

By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9—10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.<br/><br/>By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 9—10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

RI.9-10.4 – Common Core State Standards

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language of a court opinion differs from that of a newspaper).

 

Activator

The full story of Oedipus…
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Learning Target

Scholars will read the first half of part I of Oedipus and review the literary devices we learned about earlier in the week.
 

Work Session

Today we’re going to start out by….READING THE PLAY! DundunDUN! Here’s how it’s gonna roll: I’ll assign parts to people who want to read a larger part. The rest of you will read together as the chorus. Yup! TOGETHER! Because that’s what the chorus DOES.

We will read the first half of part I today 🙂 Then we’ll do a little talking and maybe a bit of question answering before moving on to the ever popular FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE IN MUSIC! (*applause*)

This is kind of like a combination review and game, which I hope you guys enjoy. Tomorrow we will be working with some ACTUAL POETRY, some real live examples of this figurative language in poetic action.
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Closing Session

Riddle time! A woman has 7 children, half of them are boys. How can this be possible?
 

Assessment

Informal assessment of reading aloud.
 

Differentiation

Students will read chorally or individually depending on their reading level.

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