Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 2, Lesson 3

The manipulation of time is one of the most important elements in Sophocles' Oedipus the King. As your language arts class participates in a jigsaw discussion activity, they work together to analyze the play's plot structure and treatment of time as it relates to the death of Laius. In addition, they identify and interpret the foreshadowing found in the selected pages.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Project the graphic organizer onto a whiteboard to model one or two excerpts from the text
  • Use the differentiation opportunities for struggling readers or English learners
Classroom Considerations

  • You can find the full, 91-page version of the play in the attached materials
  • The third part of a 20-lesson unit

  • Each lesson focuses on a certain section of text, making the play easier to understand
  • Includes the necessary worksheet for the jigsaw activity
  • Promotes close reading skills and group collaboration

  • None
Common Core