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Friday, December 17, 2010

Wordle Synonym Set

Wordle is a website in which you can create free "word clouds." You type in words in a text box
and then the site will generate a "cloud" of the words in an artistic fashion. It can be used for a
variety of purposes: describing scenes in nature, using words to describe an event in history,
descriptions of an historical figure, etc. just to name a few.
I thought it might be fun to use the program to put a new spin on 3-part cards for the older
learners, so I used the word list from this week to create "wordle synonym cards" for my
oldest. He read the synonyms from the wordle cloud, then matched the correct word
and definition. He checked his work with the control card.


 **The wordle synonym cards and word study cards are available on Montessori For Learning site (not part of the free download section)       
Kids can use wordle also for projects. However, since it is open to the public, there is a chance of your child running into wordles that may be offensive. However, they have a FAQ that will explain how to block those areas of wordle so children cannot view those pages, but can still create their own. I have not had a chance to test this out myself, but hope to do so in the future.
I also created command cards to use for the word study. These cards are generic and can be used with any word list.

One word of caution.... wordle can be addicting!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting!! Thanks so much for sharing the link. It is a bit beyond Ella right now, but I can save it for future uses. Kerri