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Oedipus the King & Death of a Salesman Tragedy Unit (27 Days) with Common Core

Oedipus the King & Death of a Salesman Tragedy Unit (27 Days) with Common Core
Oedipus the King & Death of a Salesman Tragedy Unit (27 Days) with Common Core
Oedipus the King & Death of a Salesman Tragedy Unit (27 Days) with Common Core
Oedipus the King & Death of a Salesman Tragedy Unit (27 Days) with Common Core
Oedipus the King & Death of a Salesman Tragedy Unit (27 Days) with Common Core
Oedipus the King & Death of a Salesman Tragedy Unit (27 Days) with Common Core
Oedipus the King & Death of a Salesman Tragedy Unit (27 Days) with Common Core
Oedipus the King & Death of a Salesman Tragedy Unit (27 Days) with Common Core
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Oedipus the King and Death of a Salesman Combined 27-Day Unit on Classical vs. Modern Tragedy with ELA 9-10 and 11-12 Common Core Alignment. This combined unit contains both of my single units on Oedipus the King and Death of a Salesman, and adds instructional material to effectively compare the two tragedies. This unit will help your students improve their reading, writing, and critical thinking skills as they examine both plays and the theory behind classical and modern tragedy. It includes the following:
1.) Complete Unit Plan for all 27-Days with Common Core Alignment details.
2.) PowerPoint presentation that covers 5th Century B.C. ancient Greece, the nature of Greek theater, and the nature of classical tragedy.
3.) Reference sheet for pronunciations, Greek gods refresher, and how the dramatic structure in the play works with Episodes, Odes, etc.
4.) "Charting the Clues" activity which is to be done as they read the play--this really helps students to appreciate the play as they are to "investigate" the clues as to who murdered the king.
5.) Vocabulary activity for the play itself.
6.) Four group readings with questions to help students understand the play and read in groups with character break downs.
7.) Two quizzes based on the lecture notes and the readings of the play (with keys).
8.) PowerPoint for Arthur Miller background and his view on tragedy.
9.) Tragedy and the Common Man by Arthur Miller.
10.) Vocabulary Activity and Family Write (The American Dream).
11.) Four Death of a Salesman group reads with discussion questions.
12.) Ethical Dilemmas Activity.
13.) Check Quiz + Key.
14.) Ann Landers "Unmet Expectations" Write.
15.) Death of a Salesman: Tragic or Merely Pathetic? Questions.
16.) Oedipus vs. Willy Tragedy Essay.
17.) Peer Critique for Essay.
18.) Teacher Evaluation for Essay.
19.) Order of Work Submission Form.
Common Core Alignment details:
Reading Literature 9-10 & 11-12: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.3 Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.2 Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.6 Analyze a case in which grasping a point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant (e.g., satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement). Writing 9-10 & 11-12: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.9a Apply grades 9–10 Reading standards to literature (e.g., “Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work [e.g., how Shakespeare treats a theme or topic from Ovid or the Bible or how a later author draws on a play by Shakespeare]”). CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.2b Develop the topic with well-chosen, relevant, and sufficient facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience’s knowledge of the topic. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.2c Use appropriate and varied transitions to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships among complex ideas and concepts. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.2d Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to manage the complexity of the topic.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.2e Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.2f Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented (e.g., articulating implications or the significance of the topic). CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.2b Develop the topic thoroughly by selecting the most significant and relevant facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience’s knowledge of the topic. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.2c Use appropriate and varied transitions and syntax to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships among complex ideas and concepts. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.2d Use precise language, domain-specific vocabulary, and techniques such as metaphor, simile, and analogy to manage the complexity of the topic. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.2e Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.2f Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented (e.g., articulating implications or the significance of the topic).

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