Switch Zoo

September 8th, 2009 by Brian Leave a reply »

Have you seen Switch Zoo? It’s a great place for a quick writing assignment. Think about focusing on Ideas and Content from the Six Traits. You can have the students create encyclopedia entries for their created animals. It would also be a useful prompt for a diamonte poem, with one creature being the top of the poem and the other creature being the bottom.

The site has some fun games to teach science, as well. I can see students having to provide a rationale for why their animal would reside in a specific biome.

And who doesn’t like learning how to make balloon animals?


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