Oedipus Rex: The Play
Kind of Activity:
Understanding how the text functions as a piece of theater/performance.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.2 ; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.
Facilitate a staged reading of a scene or two by the students. If possible, you may want to rearrange classroom furniture so that part of the room serves as a “stage” and part of it is “audience” seating. Performing the play for peers (or watching the play performed, for the audience members) enables students to see the text as a dynamic piece of theater, rather than as a static collection of scenes. Have a dialogue with the students about the...
Join Now to View Premium Content
GradeSaver provides access to 741 study guide PDFs and quizzes, 4429 literature essays, 1449 sample college application essays, 183 lesson plans, and ad-free surfing in this premium content, “Members Only” section of the site! Membership includes a 10% discount on all editing orders.