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AmEnglish.com and LittleELL.com have just released “Animal Tales”

Posted by englishlessons on June 9, 2012

Animal Tales

AmEnglish.com® and LittleELL.com have just released Animal Tales. This online, interactive program is designed for young English language learners at the high beginning level and above. It is appropriate for ELL students in fourth grade through middle school. It will help improve listening comprehension, pronunciation, and vocabulary in English.

Animal Tales features nine poems* about nine animals with:

1. Audio and text for each poem

2. Audio and text for facts about each animal and its environment

3. Scored dictation practices to check listening comprehension

4. Scored review quizzes to check reading comprehension

5. A scored final review with “fill in the blank,” “multiple choice,” “dictation” and “word scrambles”

*The poems are written in anapestic tetrameter – 4 rhythmic units each composed of 2 weak and one strong syllable, xxX xxX xxX xxX. (Note: it is possible to omit the first weak syllable or add an additional weak syllable at the end.) Other well-known examples of poetry for children using anapestic tetrameter are Twas the Night Before Christmas and many poems by Dr. Seuss

Click to view a 2 minute slideshow:
Animal Tales Slideshow

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