Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Time for Bikes?


The Urban Outfitters website has a nifty bike designer that could serve to develop some advanced descriptive vocabulary around bikes. The interactive design tool is intended to be a launchpad for an actual bike purchase, but you can change different attributes of the bike and see their names without buying anything. Kids would enjoy designing their own bike and searching for the changing attributes as they click (e.g. grips). Using this site would be a good context for a descriptive writing task, especially with the goal of combining details into a sentence, as in "My bike has a blue frame with a brown leather saddle."


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