Monday, May 7, 2012

Create Mother's Day Word Clouds

Why not have your students create Wordles, or Word Clouds, for their moms for Mother's Day? You can use the directions in this Character Word Cloud freebie but instead of having your students create them for a book character, they can use words that describe moms.

Make sure they understand that the more times they write a word, the larger it appears in the word cloud. So if they want to have the word "Mom" or "Mother" as the largest word, they should type it many more times than the other words. Use the directions in this freebie to have them create a Word Cloud, but instead of the usual character trait words, have them think of words to describe mothers, such as loving, thoughtful, resourceful, and so on. You might even want to begin the lesson with a short brainstorming session to generate a list of words and have students choose no more than 8 to 10 for their final product.

The end result might look like the Wordle on the right. Your students could print it and include in a card or use it to create a laminated placemat or other project. Be sure to check their work for spelling errors before you allow them to print it!

You can download the Character Word Cloud freebie from my TeachersPayTeachers store. You can also find my free Mother's Day Coupons there. I hope you enjoy both of these resources!


Laura Candler
Teaching Resources

2 comments:

  1. I love seeing new uses for Word Clouds! It's funny...I just posted an end-of-the-year-gift idea using Wordle on my blog. I guess great minds think alike!
    Corrina
    Diary of a Sixth Grade Teacher

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