Day 4

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    Is Christopher's ability to "see everything" a blessing or a curse? How does this ability affect his interactions with others?

    Students may note several reasons why Christopher's power of observation are an asset, but will likely also see that it significantly hinders his ability to function in public spaces. Christopher must look very strange to other people as he groans and walks with his hands pressed to either side of his face. Other people might find him funny, or even be afraid of him. It takes all of Christopher's energy to manage getting on the train, but he is able to do it nevertheless. Some students may argue that the knowledge Christopher gains from...

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