Mark Haddon's popular novel about an unusual young man with a flair for Maths and a drive to know who killed his neighbour's dog has been one of the most surprising crossover books of the last 30 years.
This 52-page unit of work has been tested successfully with a mixed-ability class:
- It divides the novel into eight substantial sections for convenient planning across a term
- Over 100 questions offer a blend of higher-order thinking skills and personal reflective tasks
- provides a contextual discussion for each section, drawing out concepts and ideas such as the brain and cognition; logic and language; individuality and disability; imagination, and alternative world.
- Extension exercises allow stronger students to stretch their knowledge and thinking with philosophical tasks
- A two-question analytical assessment task asks students to consider theme and voice in a nominated chapter
The unit can be printed for students who prefer hard copy, or presented digitally.