Description : 'Lots of things are mysteries. But that doesn't mean there isn't an answer to them' This is Christopher's murder mystery story. There are also no lies in this story because Christopher can't tell lies. Christopher does not like strangers or the colours yellow or brown or being touched. On the other hand, he knows all the countries in the world and their capital cities and every prime number up to 7507. When Christopher decides to find out who killed the neighbour's dog, his mystery story becomes more complicated than he could have ever predicted. BACKSTORY: Meet the author and learn about the background to Christopher's story.
Description : ABOUT THE BOOK Christopher Boone is fifteen years old and lives with his father at 36 Randolph Street in Swinton, England. He has a brown and white pet rat named Toby. His mother died of a heart attack two years ago, though he suspects that it was probably an aneurysm or embolism. He hates the colors yellow and brown, but loves red and the color of metal. He does not like most fictional books because they lie, but he does like Sherlock Holmes murder mysteries. He likes stars, but does not like crowds or loud noises. He wants to be an astronaut when he grows up, even though he knows that it is not likely to happen. He loves math and the natural order of the world. He likes dogs. MEET THE AUTHOR Lacey Kohlmoos is a writer, traveler and lover of the arts. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a BA in Drama & the Studies of Women and Gender, the only thing she knew for sure was that she wanted to travel. So, she embarked on a 10.5 month round-the-world trip, then traveled to Costa Rica where she spent one year teaching elementary school English in a small mountain town. Throughout her two years of travels, she's always kept a blog EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Wellington is dead. A garden fork has gone through his abdomen and stuck into the ground below. As Christopher kneels over the still warm dog, Mrs. Shears runs out of her house screaming. Christopher does not like to be yelled at, so he curls up in a ball on the grass, closes his eyes, and covers his ears with his hands. When the police are called to the scene, one of them touches Christopher while questioning him. Christopher does not like to be touched, so he punches the police officer who in turn arrests the boy. Christopher does not mind the police station cell because it is a perfect cube, but he does not stay there for very long. When Christopher's father arrives at the station, he is livid and gets the officers to release his son with just a warning. On the way home, Christopher's father tells him to drop his interest in Wellington even though Christopher considers the dog's death a murder.
Description : Despite his overwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, a mathematically-gifted, autistic fifteen-year-old boy, decides to investigate the murder of a neighbor's dog and uncovers secret information about his mother.
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Description : A student's guide to Mark Haddon's 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time'- a prescribed text for VCE English 2005. The novel focusses on an adolescent named Christopher who suffers from Aspergus syndrome. The story is told through Christopher's point of view and mixes several generic traditions including psychological and personal drama. The series: Cambridge Wizard Student Guides have a well earned reputation for quality in research, easy-to-understand explanations and comprehensive text coverage. Excellent background teacher resources, perfect class set material and exceptional student revision aids, Cambridge Wizard Student Guides are an invaluable tool for all teachers and students of senior English.
Description : Written specifically for GCSE students by academics in the field, the Methuen Drama GCSE Student Editions provide in-depth explanatory material alongside the play texts frequently studied at Key Stage 4. Whether for use in the classroom or independent study, these editions offer a fully comprehensive and lightly glossed play text with accompanying notes specifically directed towards readers of this age, which unravel essential topics and challenge all students to delve further into literary analysis. In Simon Stephens's multi-award-winning stage adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, based on Mark Haddon's novel, Christopher's investigation into the death of the neighbour's dog tears his world apart and confronts him with the struggle to survive when everything feels foreign. In addition to some on-page explanatory notes and the play text itself, this edition contains sub-headed analyses of themes, characters, context and dramatic devices, as well as background information on the playwright. The Methuen Drama GCSE Student Editions never lose sight of their readership, and offer students the confidence to engage with the material, explore their own interpretations, and improve their understanding of the works.
Description : Written specifically for GCSE students by academics in the field, the Methuen Drama GCSE Guides conveniently gather indispensable resources and tips for successful understanding and writing all in one place, preparing students to approach their exams with confidence. Key features include a critical commentary of the play with extensive, clearly labelled analyses on themes, characters and context. They take studying drama even further with sections on dramatic technique, critical reception, related works, fascinating behind-the-scenes interviews with playwrights, directors or actors, and a helpful glossary of dramatic terms. In Simon Stephens's multi-award-winning stage adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, based on Mark Haddon's novel, Christopher's investigation into the death of the neighbour's dog tears his world apart and confronts him with the struggle to survive when everything feels foreign. Carefully following the requirements of GCSE English Literature assessment objectives, these studies include expert advice on how to write about modern drama. With featured activities for group study and independent work, they are versatile and valuable to students and teachers alike.
Description : Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 2,0, University of Munster (Englisches Seminar), course: Systemic Functional Linguistics, language: English, abstract: "Wherever we look, we see language constituting the world ...], not just reflecting it. For instance, the words for colours make a reality, they don't just name things which are 'there': the spectrum isn't divided into seven primary colours; all the colours merge into one another." According to structural linguistics, by using language, we are not reflecting a given reality but are rather construing one. Systemic functional grammar, developed by M. A. K. Halliday, states just this construal feature of language as well: That language functions to make meanings (and not to only refer to the outside world). But furthermore elaborates on how a text makes those meanings. It focuses therefore on the functional description of language. The basic assumption is that language use is always functional: "people do not 'just talk' or 'just write'"2 but rather any use of language serves a specific purpose, namely to make meanings. The primary concern of systemic functional linguistics can therefore be summed up under the questions: "How is language structured for use?"3 How does it make meanings? According to Halliday, language makes meanings on three different levels simultaneously: on the experiental level, because it represents experience, on the interpersonal level, because language is used to interact with each other and on the textual level, because we organize our message somehow. This research paper will focus on the textual metafunction of language, which is the theory of the clause being organized as a message. The aim is to show that text itself construes the context by involving meaningful choices concerning what to put in thematic position and by means of cohesion. Thus, context is not only created through coherence, i.e. the outside knowl"