Oedipus Fishbowl Debate → Here is a fun, scaffolded assessment activity for Sophocles' ancient Greek play Oedipus Rex! This Fishbowl Debate requires small groups to complete a graphic organizer form arguments and counterarguments with evidence from the play. Next, students participate in an engaging (and somewhat competitive!) discussion in which they argue their selected or assigned positions.
Following the discussion, you could require students to use their graphic organizers and notes to write an ACT-style argumentative essay. (This activity will add an extra 45 minutes to the lesson plan--you can also use it as a test the next day.)
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This lesson is classroom-tested and include the following:
A teacher lesson plan with…
• Common Core objectives
• preparation steps
• a classroom agenda
• assessment strategies
A class PowerPoint with…
• student-friendly objectives
• student directions
• activity time limits