Day 4

The Turn of the Screw Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Something's Screwy: Differing Interpretations of the Novel

    Kind of Activity:

    Research

    Objective:

    Learn about different critical approaches to The Turn of the Screw.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.7

    Structure:

    Now that you've finished the novel, your students almost certainly have a lot of questions! Were the ghosts real? Why did Miles die? Is the governess crazy? What exactly was Miles saying to his classmates? Many students may find the ambiguous ending frustrating and unsatisfying, and will want an explanation. Fortunately, people have been trying to explain what happens in this book for over a century, so your students will find many different...

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