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...
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