Oedipus Villanelles

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.

L.9-10.5 – Common Core State Standards

Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

RL.9-10.2 – Common Core State Standards

Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

 

Activator

Oedipus Rex,
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Learning Target

Scholars will read the second half of part I of Oedipus Rex, then examine the villanelle poetic form.
 

Work Session

Welcome to FRIDAY! Today we’re kicking it off by reading the second half of part I of Oedipus. You guys liking the play so far?

As you recall from yesterday, we’re reading with individuals reading their parts, and the rest of us reading the chorus together…or, you might say, chorally. Remember to follow along in the book as we read, because it can get kind of confusing with an entire class reading together.

I just love the drama in this play, don’t you?

Anyway, after we finish reading this section, we’re going to look at some poetry – specifically, the villanelle. I love this format! And next week you guys are going to write your own 😀 Let’s read some about Oedipus, shall we? Let’s look at the figurative language used here, too!
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Closing Session

Riddle time! Lighter than what I am made of,
More of me is hidden than is seen,
I am the bane of the mariner,
A tooth within the sea.
What am I?
 

Assessment

Informal assessment of reading aloud.
 

Differentiation

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

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