Oedipus Rex: Unit Plan & Ideas
 

 

Materials prepared by:
Joni Beebe, Richard Cartoni, Harriet Garcia, Leilani Pineda, 2006

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Content Standards

California State Content Standard In other words (student friendly language)...
Reading 2.4 2.4 Make warranted and reasonable assertions about the author's arguments by using elements of the text to defend and clarify interpretations. Make reasonable assertions about the author’s arguments by using the text

California State Content Standard In other words (student friendly language)...
Reading 2.5 2.5 Analyze an author's implicit and explicit philosophical assumptions and beliefs about a subject. Analyze an authors beliefs about a subject

California State Content Standard In other words (student friendly language)...
Literary Response and Analysis 3.0 Students read and respond to historically or culturally significant works of literature that reflect and enhance their studies of history and social science. They conduct in-depth analyses of recurrent themes. The selections in Recommended Literature, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve illustrate the quality and complexity of the materials to be read by students. Read and respond to historical and culturally significant works of literature

California State Content Standard In other words (student friendly language)...
Literary Response & Analysis 3.4 Analyze the way in which the theme or meaning of a selection represents a view or comment on life, using textual evidence to support the claim. Analyze the theme and meaning of a text

Suggested Unit Plan

  M T W R F
week 1

 

Lesson Plan

  • Background of Greeks
  • Myth
  • Oedipus Background

 

Lesson Plan

  • KWL
  • Jigsaw with theatre
  • Storytelling
  • Modern day connection

 

Lesson Plan

  • Poetics/Tragedy
  • Oedipus fluency page

 

Lesson Plan

  • Handout
    Text
  • Clues/ Guide

 

Lesson Plan

  • Assigned reading
  • Prologue
week 2

 

Lesson Plan

  • Oedipus Reading
  • Quizzes
 

 

Lesson Plan

  • Oedipus Reading
  • Quizzes

 

 

 

Lesson Plan

  • Oedipus Reading
  • Quizzes

 

Lesson Plan

  • Oedipus Reading
  • Quizzes

 

Lesson Plan

  • Oedipus Reading
  • Quizzes
week 3

 

Lesson Plan

  • Oedipus Reading
  • Quizzes

 

 

 

Lesson Plan

  • Oedipus Reading
  • Quizzes

 

Lesson Plan

  • Oedipus Reading
  • Quizzes

 

Lesson Plan

  • Oedipus Reading
  • Quizzes

 

Lesson Plan

  • Oedipus Reading
  • Quizzes
week 4

 

Lesson Plan

  • Oedipus Reading
  • Quizzes

 

Lesson Plan

  • Oedipus Reading
  • Quizzes

 

Lesson Plan

  • Oedipus Reading
  • Quizzes

 

Lesson Plan

  • Oedipus Reading
  • Quizzes

 

Lesson Plan

  • Oedipus Reading
  • Quizzes
week 5

 

Lesson Plan

  • Review Oedipus
  • Apology/Poetics
  • S. Sem.
  • Quiz Show

 

Lesson Plan

  • Oedipus Reading
  • Quizzes

 

Lesson Plan

  • Oedipus Reading
  • Quizzes

 

Lesson Plan

  • Oedipus Reading
  • Quizzes

 

Lesson Plan

  • Oedipus Reading
  • Quizzes

Supplemental Materials & Resources for Unit:

  • Appendix
  • Writing Topics
  • Greek Lecture Notes
  • Quiz Show Handout
  • The Apology/Poetics
  • DJ Format
  • World Lit. Text (Background of Greeks)
  • S. Sem. ?’s
  • Quizzes
  • Two Brothers
  • Parable

Vocabulary & Terms:

Strophe Hubris Deux ex Machina Chition
Orchestra Antistrophe Hamartia Unities
Proskenion Episode Catharsis Dramatic Irony
Anagnorisis Mask Parados Peripeteia
Skene Chorus Cathurni Theatron

Assessments & Evaluations:

Formative Assessment 1 (quiz)

Formative Assessment 2 (quiz)

 

Summative Assessments

 

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