Teacher: Joseph Sweet School: Arvin High School
Content Area Standard: English Language Arts, Grade 12:
Reading Comprehension 2.0; 2.2; 2.4; 2.5; 2.6
Literary Response and Analysis 3.2; 3.3; 3.7 b and c; 3.9
Writing 2.2 a and c; 2.3 b and c
Literacy Standard: Same as above
Instructional Objectives To find textual evidence to support assertions.
Definition of what is To understand tragedy and the tragic hero.
to be taught and To understand how to paraphrase text.
learned To draw conclusions based upon the text.
Instructional Delivery 1. Define and help students understand the idea of tragedy and the tragic hero.
Procedures 2. Have students come up with two modern examples of a tragic hero (based on the
Strategies definition of a tragic hero). What are their heroic qualities; their flaws. Based on
the previous, what is the outcome for this modern hero?
3. As students read Medea, have them recognize the text that identifies Jason and
Medea as tragic heroes.
4. Have students discuss in their own words the text.
5. Then reflect on the text to illustrate how Jason or Medea is a tragic hero.
Evidence/Assessment Write a paragraph describing how each character is a tragic hero.
Accommodations Graphic Organizer
Instructional Materials Medea