The Curious Incident… (Lesson 1)

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 1415297898_stock_save-pdfINSTRUCTIONS_ 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.


Lesson 1INSTRUCTIONS_ Reading fiction_The Curious Incident_outline_lessonplan

I. Introduction to the work unit: Written instructions are given out, explanations: requirements and time frame etc.

INSTRUCTIONS: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time ESL listening 1415648046_Gnome-Audio-Volume-Medium-321415502558_stock_book_green


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.

The book is available in digital format from BITS both as text and audio. There are two different listening speeds.  1415648046_Gnome-Audio-Volume-Medium-32


V. Watch Different Ways of Knowing_ TEDtalk


VI. After watching the film, together in class discuss different ways of being and thinking


Questions for Discussing LiteratureVII.Then introduce ’how to discuss literature’using the presentation. You can download the pdf 1415297898_stock_save-pdfDiscussion questions for literature(1) or read online.

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