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Fox Read: "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night" Literary Discussion

Fox Read: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night” Literary Discussion

Wednesday, September 25

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Literary discussion with BCSD English teachers Paul Cullagh, Rhonda Doctor, and David Albano.

Mysteries and Journey Stories:
Is Christopher a Sherlock Holmes? One type of literature the novel fits into is the mystery novel. What mysteries does he solve? Another genre is the journey narrative. How does Christopher’s journey compare to other well-known literary journeys or our own journeys? These ideas, issues and themes will be discussed. However, the discussion will not be restricted to these topics. Participants are invited to discuss any relevant topics of interest.

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Fox Read: "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night" and Autism

Fox Read: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night” and Autism

Wednesday, October 16

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

With Special Education teacher Claire McDonnell.

We will focus on the novel by asking: How does Christopher perceive the world? How his manner of thinking, communicating and/or use of language support or hinder his navigation of the world? How do Christopher’s deficits and skills create or complicate the situations he finds himself in?
We will also use the novel to discuss autism by asking: What is autism? And how does it impact the way in which a person experiences the world? What are the differences or the range of abilities within this population of people? What is the difference between a person with Asperger’s as compared to a person with autism? Our discussion is not limited to these topics. Participants are invited to discuss relevant topics of interest.

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