Teacher Review for Wordle

Great way to visually display key points

Stephanie T.
Classroom teacher
Detroit Country Day School
Beverly Hills, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
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
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
I use this to analyze a piece of text that students and I are studying - we put the text into the site and Wordle creates a "wordle" that shows more heavily-used words in larger print so we can analyze themes and big ideas. We also use this to check student work - students import their writing into a wordle and check to see if they are over-using certain words or using certain words for impact. It's a great reflective tool for writing with middle-school aged students.
My Take
Wordle is a great way to take a piece of literature/writing and analyze it for the big ideas and themes in that piece of writing. Students can analyze their own writing using Wordle too. Can be used in a variety of subject areas.