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I love Wordle! I think it's an amazingly easy yet instructive techy tool students love! I have found so many uses for it.
If you've never tried it out, you should do so! It can be found at www.wordle.net Basically, you input words and it creates fun graphics with them. The more times you enter the word, the larger it will make that word. Once you create, then you can play with the color schemes, layout, and fonts. Best of all, it allows you to print your creations!
I use it from everything to inspiring students to write outlines (they decide what weight to give each word and input them into the program) to teaching grammar (use only adjectives to describe one noun) to vocabulary (define their vocabulary lesson). To keep words together, you must put this between them:~ So, to keep Abraham Lincoln together, it would have to be input: Abraham~Lincoln.
I would love to hear if anyone else has found creative uses for Wordle in their classrooms!