ERIC Number: ED127313
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Science Fiction as Literature.
Science fiction merits critical appraisal for structure, characterization, language, and stylistic elements that it shares with other prose forms. This report discusses science fiction as a subject in the language arts curriculum in the middle grades as well as in the high school. It is placed in a historical and philosophical framework that makes clear its quality and acceptability as literature. Practical suggestions for guiding discussions of specific works and relating them to many areas of language arts are offered. In addition, the report includes lists of works that may be read and discussed at various levels for specific literary purposes. It also contains an annotated list of films and other teaching aids that can be used to motivate students, maintain their interest in literary form, and deepen their insights into the humanities. (Author/JMF)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Characterization, Curriculum, Curriculum Guides, Educational Media, Fiction, Language Arts, Literary Genres, Literary Styles, Literature, Models, Science Fiction, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.