Teacher Guide

The Turn of the Screw Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    To evaluate and explain how narration and perspective shape the plot of the novel.

  2. 2

    To formulate claims concerning the meanings of ambiguities in the text.

  3. 3

    To analyze how factors such as class and gender affect the characters and themes.

  4. 4

    To understand the structure and language of the text, and be able to explain it to others.

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