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This podcast is part of the series: Alabama Quality Teaching Standards Demonstration Lessons
Mountain Brook Junior High School in cooperation with The Governor's Commission on Quality Teaching
This lesson is part of a series of discussions focused on different aspects of the Henry James' novella, "Turn of the Screw". This class is a facilitated discussion of several chapters of the work. Mr. McCain integrates a very interactive diagnostic discussion of the governess's mental state into the lesson.
Content Areas: Professional Development
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:
AQTS_1.A.4: Academic Discipline(s) [Ability to identify student assumptions and preconceptions about the content of a subject area and to adjust instruction in consideration of these prior understandings.]
AQTS_1.A.5: Academic Discipline(s) [Ability to help students make connections across the curriculum in order to promote retention and transfer of knowledge to real-life settings.]
AQTS_2.B.8: Organization and Management [Ability to organize, allocate, and manage the resources of time, space, and activities to support the learning of every student.]
AQTS_2.D.7: Instructional Strategies [Ability to evaluate, select, and integrate a variety of strategies such as cooperative
learning, discussion, discovery, problem-based learning, and direct instruction into a
coherent lesson design.]
AQTS_2.D.9: Instructional Strategies [Ability to use questions and questioning to assist all students in developing skills and
strategies in critical and high order thinking and problem solving.]
AQTS_2.E.11: Assessment [Ability to engage all students in assessing and understanding their own learning and behavior.]
AQTS_3.A.4: Oral and Written Communications [Ability to model appropriate oral and written communications.]