Teacher Review For Wordle

A great tool for teaching word choice in writing

Robin Y.
Technology Integration Specialist
Conley Elementary School
Algonquin, IL
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My Grades 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 3
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
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I used it to practice word choice with the 6 traits in writing. Students can enter their text into the text box. What Wordle does is make the most used words the biggest. If a student types in text and the word "like" is in the largest text, then the student knows that like may have been used too often in the text.
My Take
I like the visual appeal to Wordle. It can be used in many different ways and the design and colors can be changed to keep the students engaged. It's another tool that can be used to increase writing skills. I do wish my students could use this site on their tablets, but right now they cannot.