Day 1

The Turn of the Screw Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

Students should read from the beginning of the novel to the end of Chapter IV.

Common Core Objectives

  1. 1

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.5

  2. 2

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.3

  3. 3

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.4

Note that it is perfectly fine to expand any day’s work into two days depending on the characteristics of the class, particularly if the class will engage in all of the suggested classroom exercises and activities and discuss all of the thought questions.

Content Summary for Teachers

Introductory Chapter

The novel opens with a framing device that prefaces the actual plot. In this section, an unnamed male narrator recounts a jovial evening telling ghost stories with his friends....

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