Written by Mark Haddon. Published by Random House in 2003.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime is the story of a teenaged boy named Christopher with Autism Spectrum Disorder as he investigates the murder of his neighbor’s dog. This story is told through Christopher’s point of view, and does so with such grace and truth. This book received Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, the Waverton Good Read Award, as well as being named the Costa Book of the Year. This book would be great for late middle-schoolers as well as high schoolers who either have Autism Spectrum Disorder or have a desire to better understand it.
This is a complete unit guide for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime.
These are some essential questions to consider when building a unit or lesson based on this book.