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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).

 

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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.

Remediation Wednesday!

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Crash Course!
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Learning Target

Scholars will remediate the standards in which they have shown weaknesses and do an enrichment activity if they do not need remediation.
 

Work Session

Welcome to Remediation Wednesday! You know the drill – if I give you a remediation packet, you need to complete that. Otherwise, you can do the class enrichment activity!

We’re going to split into teams and play Online Boggle. You guys will play versus each other and versus me! Winner will earn themselves some extra credit, or maybe maybe a piece of candy 🙂

Good luck and good boggling everyone!
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Closing Session

Riddle time! There are two sisters: one gives birth to the other and she, in turn, gives birth to the first. Who are the two sisters?
 

Assessment

Remediation activities will be graded.
 

Differentiation

Students will work on areas where they are specifically weak.

Storyboard Tuesday!

Standards

RL.9-10.5 – Common Core State Standards

Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.

L.9-10.5 – Common Core State Standards

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

L.9-10.6 – Common Core State Standards

Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

 

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Oedipus…
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Learning Target

Scholars will preview Oedipus Rex by making a storyboard of the events. They will place the events of the play in the order in which they happen and then do an illustrative storyboard.
 

Work Session

Welcome to Tuesday, y’all! Today we’re going to do a little bit of previewing of Oedipus. I’m going to give each table a set of slips of paper filled with the events of the play Oedipus Rex. They are all mixed up – your job as a group is to put the slips in order. When you finish, I would like for you to use a sheet of paper to illustrate a storyboard for the play. Stick figures are fine 🙂

After we finish that, I want to go over some vocab for this unit! We’re going to be studying figurative language along with the play we’re reading. So, I’ve got ANOTHER SCHWIFTY POWERPOINT to show you! Because apparently this is PowerPoint Appreciation Week. Yeesh.

Anyway, take some notes because you can bet your bottom dollar this stuff will be on your test!
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Closing Session

Riddle time!

I live above a star, but I do not burn.
I have 11 friends, but they do not turn.
I am visited in sequence: never, once, or repeatedly.
My initials are PQRS.

What am I?
 

Assessment

Informal assessment, grading of storyboards.
 

Differentiation

Students can work on storyboards visually, cloze or scaffolded notes if needed.

Oedipus Background Monday!

Standards

RI.9-10.7 – Common Core State Standards

Analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums (e.g., a person’s life story in both print and multimedia), determining which details are emphasized in each account.

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).

RL.9-10.6 – Common Core State Standards

Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature.

 

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Thugnotes!
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Learning Target

Scholars will learn some historical and contextual background for Oedipus Rex.
 

Work Session

Welcome to MONDAY! We’re starting out this week with our vocab quiz from last week, since I wanted to let you finish the movie on Friday (you’re welcome).

After we finish the movie, we’re going to do some background info on our next major reading, Oedipus Rex. You guys all told me at the beginning of the year that you wanted to have some Greek Mythology, right? Well here it is! I actually love this play because of the serious drama involved in it. It’s like, 100% Maury Show drama.

Oedipus, when it comes to 15-year-old Antigone and 17-year-old Ismene, YOU ARE THE FATHER!

I TOLD YOU! I TOLD YOU YOU WAS! I TOLD YOU!

Anyway…

Let’s get some background info, shall we? I’ve got this cool PowerPoint we can go over. I would appreciate it if you take notes. Tomorrow we’ll get into some really fun stuff!!
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Closing Session

The Sphinx’s riddle!

My stem’s planted firmly where I am allotted.
My tail is wavy and my face is quite blotted.
I relay much emotion though flatly I’m spotted,
And I grow half my size whenever I’m dotted.
I can speak any language, yet utter no words.
I’m no seed, yet I am well known among birds.

But I do have a speech impediment:
I can say cage but not page, aged but not wage.
I can say deaf but not red, bed but not sled.

I live on a highway that’s structurally sound,
Where you might see my friends accidentally bound.
It has many lanes, and also long lines.
There are lots of sharp turns, but plenty of signs.

I am played but not won, made but not spun.
The key is to measure before you’ve begun.

What am I?
 

Assessment

Informal Assessment of note taking
 

Differentiation

Scaffolded notes, cloze notes if needed.

Computer Lab Tuesday!

Welcome back to the lab, everyone!! Just a couple reminders:

Your essay is due TODAY!!!!!

Your Oedipus unit test is THURSDAY!!!!

Your FINAL EXAMS ARE NEXT WEEK!!!!

Now, get to your essay, and enjoy this picture of a flowerpot: