I post here daily about what we accomplished in class each day, including handouts and links available to students on my CANVAS site.
Honors Classes: Students started off by writing a quick analysis of this painting that depicts Oedipus and the Sphinx. They had to use at least three vocabulary words in their quickwrite along with details in their explanations for questions such as: How does the artist portray the Sphinx/Oedipus? How does the artist use the setting to emphasize a message? Next, students took the vocabulary quiz. Finally, students met in Oedipus Live! groups to work on Day 2 assignments as they prepared to give a reading of their part of the play to the rest of the class. Homework: Finish Day 2 classwork as needed.
Academic Class: We also started with our vocabulary quiz and a quick analysis of the Oedipus and the Sphinx painting. Next, we worked on the close reading of the prologue started yesterday in class, and then we began reading the first scene of the play with all students responsible for either a reading part or a close reading activity during the reading selection. I also gave students reading comprehension questions that they must complete at the end of each section. Homework: None.
Allison Houck, MAT