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Listen & Write
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoolradio/english/listenandwrite.shtml
GRADE LEVEL: 3-8

CONTENT:
The British Broadcasting Corporation presents Listen & Write, an interactive site that makes creative writing fun.
AESTHETICS:
The site features a user-friendly format with cute colorful graphics and animations. Both standard and high-tech versions are available.
ORGANIZATION:
Links to the four areas of the site appear on the main page, and subsequent pages link back to the main page.
REVIEW:
Listen & Write lets students listen to different types of poetry and then write their own. Students will enjoy creative writing with such characters as Beattie B and the Saurus to help them out. The Rap Realm, The World of Wonderwords, and The Simile Satellite include writing activities, audio poems, and writing tips for students. When students finish their poems, they can submit them for possible publication on the Wordz R Wilde Showcase. For teachers, there are notes on the site, printable versions of texts, and detailed lesson plans.
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