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cool site for linking fiction and scientific writing
Last Post 21 Jun 2012 04:51 PM by Stephanie Moon. 4 Replies.
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Debra SquiresUser is Offline Senior Member Senior Member Posts:1004
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28 Jun 2011 10:33 AM
    Hey everyone. Someone at a recent English training showed us this website. It's The New Atlantis: A Journal of Technology and Society. That wouldn't normally look like something that would strike my fancy, but I gave it a shot, and it's awesome. Check out the front page, which includes a series of essays about science connected to Hawthorne stories. If you click on the first one of those, there's also a sidebar with links to other science/literature crossover articles, covering authors from the Romantic poets to Crichton to everyone in between. I see lots of ideas here for paired passages and analysis of multiple genres. Have fun...

    http://www.thenewatlantis.com/
    Deb Squires
    NMSI English Online Forum Facilitator
    Laura VelaUser is Offline New Member New Member Posts:10
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    19 Jul 2011 01:58 PM
    I love this! Thanks for sharing.
    Beth MenziesUser is Offline New Member New Member Posts:13
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    11 Aug 2011 07:55 AM
    Look what I found on the site you posted! http://www.thenewatlantis.com/publi...istraction
    It's a video on the pleasures of reading in an age of distraction. Too cool!

    I also did a search on the site for Frankenstein and found a lot of cool ancillary texts, including a link to this article called "Frankenstein Science": http://www.nysun.com/opinion/franke...nce/76862/

    Very, very interesting. Thanks for this link!
    Laura ArrazoloUser is Offline Senior Member Senior Member Posts:112
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    13 Apr 2012 07:20 AM
    This isn't a site, but it IS a list of some other books connecting science to English. I gleaned these titles from a great conversation with Robert Gonzales, an LTF Chemistry teacher/ trainer out of Austin. I love the cross-curricular connections and fiction and nonfiction extensions. Thanks, Robert!!! I'm hoping to find a couple of passages in these to use with G/T middle school kids.You can read reviews of these on Amazon. Doing that also leads to other great titles for a science/ sci fi unit.

    The Disappearing Spoon - short stories about scientists
    The Periodic Kingdom - a great extended metaphor about elements in the periodic table
    Napoleon's Buttons - all about the 14 key elements
    Cosmicomics - creative fiction by Italo Calvino, using elements like Q44XII as characters


    Stephanie MoonUser is Offline New Member New Member Posts:4
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    21 Jun 2012 04:51 PM
    Great website. As our high school moves to CCSS, sites like that will be so valuable for our science teachers. Thanks so much for sharing.
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