The Curious Incident… (Lesson 4)

Lesson plan The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, by Mark Haddon.

INSTRUCTIONS_ Reading fiction_The Curious Incident_outline_lessonplan

The outline and lesson plans are constructed for six lessons which are 90-120 minutes 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.

I. Start with a short recapitulation about the main characters. Who are they? What is your impression of them?

Types of characters in literature

II. Group activity – As preparation each student has read 2/3 of the book.

Relate five instances where the head characters’ singular personality shows itself, andcomment in detail on it:

Why this example?

Hand in: Either take notes or make a recording of your discussion and hand in before the end of the lesson.

III.The story: Show the presentation

Key passages in a story. Recount key events using illustrations

IV. Introduce The Secrets of Story Structure, Pt. 5: Inciting Event and Key Event 

V. Five Key Elements of Story Telling

Read more


The Key to a Good Story

Homework for next lesson:

Homework 4: Write a text (400-500 words) where you:
– Tell your reader of the most important thing happening so far in the story. – Your impression of the main characters.

Chose one part of the text which you find especially interesting. – Quote the passage (giving page no after the quotation)
– Motivate why you chose this part from the text
– What is happening during this sequence,

– Why is this event important in the story or for Christopher?

All writing tasks should be handed in before the next lesson giving the teacher enough time to prepare feedback on students’ writing. Feedback should focus on form and content. See General writing outline.

General Writing Outline

General writing outline: download the pdf, 1415297898_stock_save-pdfGeneral Writing Outline,

or read it online.


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