Teacher Review For Wordle

Helpful for Identifying Main Ideas

Sara B.
Media specialist/librarian
Centennial Elementary School
Evans, CO
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 2
Support 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Individual
Practice
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I have students read a picture book then create a Wordle of the story's main ideas, characters, setting, etc. They may not use the title or author's name. They select colors, font and layout to capture the book's theme. We display the completed Wordles with the books and ask, "Guess the Picture Book" as a library display.
My Take
The creative teacher can use Wordle with students to demonstrate their learning. It is a great visual tool for hierarchy.