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.
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.