Lesson plan The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, by Mark Haddon.
The outline and lesson plans are constructed for six lessons which are 90-120 mintes long. For shorter lessons the planned content needs to be spread out over two or more lessons.
The instuctions can be downloaded as a pdf INSTRUCTIONS_ Reading fiction_The Curious Incident_outline_lessonplan or read online. Each lesson will also appear as a post here on this blog which links and embedded resources.
I. Introduction to the work unit: Written instructions are given out, explanations: requirements and time frame etc.
II. Brief outline of the book, story, characters and setting,
“Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.
This improbable story of Christopher’s quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.” (from Barnes and Noble)
III. Watch the 2015 Tony Awards Show Clip: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
IV. Borrow The Curious Incident of the Dog… or use the text in digital format.
V. Watch Different Ways of Knowing_ TEDtalk
VI. After watching the film, together in class discuss different ways of being and thinking
VII.Then introduce ’how to discuss literature’using the presentation. You can download the pdf Discussion questions for literature(1) or read online.
Homework 1: As preparation for next lesson read 1/3 of The Curious Incident of the Dog… (See instructions above)