What exactly is a wordle? A wordle is a free program that creates a word cloud. A word cloud is a way to showcase vocabulary and frequently used words in text and other sources. I have created one for your to see what I mean.
By reading the text provided, can you tell what famous book I am writing about? If you didn’t figure it out allow me to tell you.
It is To Kill a Mockingbird.
A wordle allows you to change layouts, type font and color to make eye-catching designs. This program isn’t one that just language arts teachers can use, it is perfect for history, science and even math. I really love the way it allows the creator to add or limit as many words as they want. This is a free service and you are can take a picture of it and print them out to display around your room, post it on a website, or even place in a presentation (like a PREZI!). I highly recommend playing with this and seeing what you and your students come up with.