If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
To understand the murder mystery genre and how The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time relates to it.
To understand autism and how Haddon builds a character who thinks and processes senses and emotions in an unconventional way.
To read a text closely with an eye to character development.
To process the use of unconventional narrative devices and visual aids in storytelling, and to make use of such devices in their own work.
To understand the role of perspective and an "unreliable narrator" in the reader's understanding of...