We are well into reading the curious incident of the dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon. We have discussed Autism and Aspergers, we have watched part of Rain Man, and we have worked through some content questions for the first chapters of the novel.
Today we had a reading quiz on what we have read up to the end of chapter 139. We then discussed 5 general questions on the novel and you chose 3 of them to respond to on your blogs. These posts should be complete for next class, which isn’t until Tuesday, November 13, 2012.
You will also need to respond to at least 3 of your classmates’ posts.
I handed out the unit schedule today. It is also available on the HANDOUTS page. I realize I put November 1st instead of 2nd but it shouldn’t make a difference.
In class today we looked at a variety of articles and information about Autism and Aspergers. You needed to read 4 of the articles, look for key points, and note things you were still unsure about. You should also comment on what you learned and what you are now wondering about the novel.
Next class we will be watching some excerpts from Rain Man.