Teacher Guide

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    To understand the murder mystery genre and how The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time relates to it.

  2. 2

    To understand autism and how Haddon builds a character who thinks and processes senses and emotions in an unconventional way.

  3. 3

    To read a text closely with an eye to character development.

  4. 4

    To process the use of unconventional narrative devices and visual aids in storytelling, and to make use of such devices in their own work.

  5. 5

    To understand the role of perspective and an "unreliable narrator" in the reader's understanding of...

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