Use this anticipation guide as a pre-reading strategy before reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. This anticipation guide activates students' prior knowledge of themes that are developed in the novel. It also helps them to understand their opinions regarding some of these issues.
After everyone in the class has completed the guide, survey the class to see what everyone's opinion is regarding each statement. Record these answers and keep them until you have finished the novel, when everyone will take out their guides once again and see if any of their answers have changed after reading the book. Record the new totals and see if there has been much change. Ask students to explain why they did or did not change their minds.