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 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 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 with a short recapitulation about the main characters. Who are they? What is your impression of them?
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
V. Five Key Elements of Story Telling
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?