Weird-looking critters always generate high-interest from students — English Language Learners and mainstream alike. Reading, writing, and talking about them are excellent language-development activities, and I’ve listed some good accessible sites on this list.
In the second part of this post, I share some sites that — believe it or not — let students also easily create their own weird-looking animals. First designing, then describing (along with talking and listening) them also provide good language-learning opportunities.
Here are my choices for The Best Sites For Learning About Weird-Looking Creatures And For Making Your Own!):
LEARNING ABOUT THEM:
The Web Ecoist has several good resources, including:
The 9 Strangest Animals on Earth
Learn about Top 10 Fantastic and Surreal Creatures (and see pictures) at Listverse.
CREATING YOUR OWN:
The Switch Zoo is another similar site. However, you can only print-out creation, not save it online.
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