Students will analyze textual details relating to both literal and figurative blindness through the figure of the blind prophet Teiresias and his conversation with Oedipus, as they shape and refine their understanding of the multifaceted relationship between human and divine knowledge. This analytical lens is integral to the unit long engagement with the central idea of the role of fate in Oedipus’s guilt. Students will continue to build speaking and listening skills.
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Bilingual Language Progressions
These resources, developed by the New York State Education Department, provide standard-level scaffolding suggestions for English Language Learners (ELLs) to help them meet grade-level demands. Each resource contains scaffolds at multiple levels of language acquisition and describes the linguistic demands of the standards to help ELA teachers as well as ESL/bilingual teachers scaffold content for their English learning students.
From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 2, Lesson 5.
Available from engageny.org/resource/grade-9-ela-module-2-unit-2-lesson-5; accessed 2015-05-29.
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