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ABC News 4 Kids
http://abcnews.go.com/abcnews4kids/kids/index.html
GRADE LEVEL: 3-8

CONTENT:
This ABC News 4 Kids Web site delivers current events to kids in a format they will love.

AESTHETICS:
The layout is colorful and appealing. Viewers need the Flash plug-in, which can be downloaded from the site.

ORGANIZATION:
The site displays each story on the "front page" with a graphic and a headline, similar to a newspaper layout.

REVIEW:
If you have difficulty getting your upper elementary or middle school students interested in current events, you will want to introduce them to ABC News 4 Kids. Each news article has an interactive, animated presentation. Students can read the entire story by clicking the next button at the bottom of each page, or they can jump to a particular portion of the story by following the links at the top of each page. Students can access current articles as well as the archives of previous articles. ABC News 4 Kids posts new stories every Tuesday and Thursday. This very cool site is guaranteed to grab and hold kids' attention!

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