I know that I posted earlier about Wordle, but I recently thought of some new ways I am going to use it in my classroom.
I am going to use it as a predicting, pre-reading strategy. I plan to take text from a short story or think of words that are pertinent to a story we are reading and then create a Wordle. I am going to have my students predict what they think the story will be about based on the words.
I am also going to use it at the end of their literature circle books. When we are done with this round of lit. circles, I am going to have my students create a Worlde based on their book. I am going to have them think of all the words, phrases and themes related to their book. The ones that are the most important, I will have them make them larger. Then I am going to have them write an explanation about why they chose the words, phrases and text that they did. I will let you know how it works.
Has anyone else used Wordle in the classroom and has an ideas that they would like to share?
Here is my example of a pre-reading strategy I am planning to do with my students when we read the short story, The Most Dangerous Game.