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CURRICULUM SUBJECTS: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night

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Fiction F  JON (Family)

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Narrative Genre

Narrative
(Story genre)

Structure
Orientation
• Complication(s) or conflict
• Sequence of events
• Resolution
• Coda (optional): a comment or evaluation of events in the story



Language features
Opening words capture reader’s interest
• May use storytelling conventions (especially in Myths, Fairytales: “Once upon a time”)
• First or third person storyteller or “voice”
• Process or action verbs to recount events
• Most often in the past tense, but may be in the immediate present for effect
• Vary sentences length: simple, compound or complex
• Short sentences increase tension; longer sentences provide contrast and detail
• Time words connect events (e.g. After that…; Then…; A few moments later…)
• Noun groups describe characters and settings (e.g. the noisy children playing in the park)
• Dialogue develops action and characters
• Tense may change within the dialogue



Interactive example (Jenny Eather)

 

Source : http://www.sac.sa.edu.au/Library/Library/Topics/Literacy/narrative.htm

Mark Haddon discusses his bestselling novel 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,' whose protagonist is a 15-year-old autistic boy.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

This material was written by Amelia Lawson.

Personal Engagement
Distinctive Characteristics
Themes
Setting
Narrative elements and the Language of the Novel
Narrative Development/ Digressions
Language/ Close Study of Text Questions
Form/Structure
Key Events
Character
Genre
Imaginative Tasks
Developing a thesis
Sample Assessment
Journal/ Comprehension Questions

In this Module you only need to focus on one text; in this case, the novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon.

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