The following seven-page study guide provides students guiding questions while they read Simon Stephens' play adaptation of Mark Haddon's novel "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time." The questions vary in difficulty, but they encourage students to not only simply recall comprehension questions about plot but also infer how Stephens builds drama and suspense and indirectly characterizes his characters. Other assessed literary concepts include asides, conflict, costume, dialogue, dramatic irony, dynamic vs. static characterization, figurative language, foreshadowing, genre, irony, monologues, motifs, plot, point of view, setting, situational irony, soliloquies, stage directions, symbolism, themes, tone, and verbal irony. This packet can be used by itself or as a formative assessment to prepare students for the summative assessment of a quiz or test.
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