Wordle creates word clouds. There is a text box and the more offten a word appears in the text you type in, the larger it will be in the word cloud. The wordsthat appeared the least in the text box will appear smaller. Common words like 'a' and 'the' are not shown unless you choose to have them shown.

Text from half of President Obama's State of the Union Address 2011

Martin Luther King Jr's I Have a Dream Speech


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To being creating go to www.wordle.net/create. (I go to this address because the main wordle home page shows word clouds created by the public and some can have inappropriate language.)

How to Create a Word Cloud in Wordle : Wordle.pdf


  • Use as a pre-reading activity
  • Take a famous speech and use wordle to get the main ideas from the speech
  • Vocabulary activity
  • Analyze famous speeches
  • Brainstorming
  • Starter activities