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lesson 6
1 hour

The Riddle and The Role of Fate


In this lesson students will make meaning of the figurative language of Teiresias’s riddle, as they continue to explore how the steady revelation of key details develops the central idea of the role of fate in Oedipus’s guilt. Students will engage in a collaborative discussion with their peers in response to a prompt that asks them to explore how the details of Teiresias’s riddle further shape the central idea of the text. Students will reflectively self-assess mastery of 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 of the New York State Education Department. Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 2, Lesson 6. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29.
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