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. Start the lesson with asking students about their impressions so far of the text.
II. Read the article – Savant Syndrome 2013? Myths and Realities by Darold A. Treffert, MD.
III.Go through difficult vocabulary to help with understanding the text. Then discuss/follow up in class.
IV. Watch Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds
V. Continue with a group activity. As preparation each student has read 1/3 of the book.
Group activity (in class) – In groups of 3-5 students discuss and compare two head characters from the book.
Note! Give specific examples, quotations from the book. Record your discussion. Either take notes or make a sound record?
Hand in: Either take notes or make a recording of your discussion and hand in before the end of the lesson.
VI. Preparation for the first writing task (Homework 2). Discuss shortly the main characters: Who are they? What is your impression of them?
Homework for next lesson:
After reading the 1/3 of the book and discussing it in class, write a text (300-400 words) where you introduce the main characters of the book.
Note! Assume that the receiver of your text knows nothing about the book at all.
Teacher feedback will focus on form and content.
See Instructions (above) or for just the General writing outline