ABC Ya is a program that also creates word clouds. There are fewer options for variation of the layout, text and colors than wordle.net. Just like wordle, this takes text you either type or copy and paste into a text box and creates a cloud of the words. Words that appears most often in the text will be large in the cloud. Words that appear the least in the text will be small.

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

Martin Luther King Jr's I Have a Dream Speech

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This program is free. Go to http://www.abcya.com/word_clouds.htm to get started.

How to create a word cloud: ABCYa Word Cloud Directions.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