Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 2, Lesson 9


In this lesson students will consider how Jocasta’s story develops the central idea of the role of fate in the crime of Laius’s murder. Analysis will focus on the influence Jocasta has over Oedipus, and her opinion of prophecy. This analysis will prepare students to consider the relationship between prophecy and Oedipus’s actions in their Mid-Unit Assessment.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
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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