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In Search of the Novel:Teacher-TalkNovel

Subject: Frankenstein

From: Sue Oliver (soliver@d20.co.edu)
Date: Tue Apr 04 2000 - 12:10:56 EDT

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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