Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 2, Lesson 13

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In this lesson, students will consider how Sophocles orders the events of the drama to create the effects of mystery and tension, as well as consider how the news of the death of Polybus, King of Corinth, develops the central idea of the role of fate in Oedipus’s guilt.

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RL.9-10.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course...
RL.9-10.5 Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g.,...
W.9-10.9.a Apply grades 9–10 Reading standards to literature (e.g., “Analyze how an author draws on and...

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