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In Search of the Novel:Teacher-TalkNovel


From: Betsy Scheidemantel (scheidemantelb@basd.k12.pa.us)
Date: Wed Apr 05 2000 - 17:32:41 EDT

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    Sue, I have never heard of the novel EVA but it sounds very interesting. I
    am going to get it and perhaps use it in my biology classes when we talk
    about evolution and even classification. It sounds just like the type of
    story that will cross the curriculum easily. Thanks for the idea!
    Betsy Scheidemantel
    >From: Sue Oliver <soliver@d20.co.edu>
    >To: Multiple recipients of list <Teacher-TalkNovel@learner.org>
    >Subject: Frankenstein
    >Date: Tue, Apr 4, 2000, 4:11 PM

    >It's been interesting reading the comments about teaching Frankenstein. At the
    >8th grade level that I teach, I use the novel Eva by Peter Dickinson. It has
    >similar issues and a far easier vocabulary. For those who have not read it, it
    >involves a girl's mind being transplanted into the body of a chimpanzee. Many
    >issues arise as the girl wonders what happened to the mind of the chimp, an
    >animal she knew before her accident. How does she relate now? To the world of
    >humans or the world of animals? My science teacher on my team recommended it
    >and we have a class set.
    >Sue Oliver
    >Academy School District Twenty 20Mail

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