Saturday, September 12, 2009

Fun Way To Learn New Words


In October I will be speaking to high school math teachers about teaching reading and vocabulary in math. I want to leave them with all the practical strategies I can so I was surfing the net to see what's new. I found a site that was new to me but maybe not to you. Are you familiar with a Wordle? I wasn't or at least I didn't call it that.

At this site you can just play with vocabulary words. It's a free site which is nice too. All you do (this is so easy) is type in the vocab words you want to learn. You can vary the font and the color. The program will arrange the words in various random ways until you find an arrangement you really like. Then you can print it and save it.

This artistic, fun creation is only step one of learning the words but it is a fun place to start.

It doesn't have to be school oriented. I just made a birthday care for my friend, Karen, using this program. Have fun with it, and if you or your child are in school, you just might use it with spelling and vocab words too.

4 comments:

  1. I've never seen that site before, but I'm so glad to know about it now. Someday I'm going to be an English teacher so it will be really handy!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. SITS is a wonderful community of bloggers. You should check it out sometime at http://www.thesitsgirls.com/

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  2. miss Sandra,
    now you know if you need help makin up sum new werds, i am really good at thet there.
    juz gimme a few beers and i will even writ yer speeech fer ya.
    happy sunday

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  3. I will definitely have to check that out! I love words...does that sound weird??

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  4. I love y'all fellow bloggers. Thanks for stopping by. It's fun to use someone's name and all the words that describe them. Then print it. Even adults love to see their name in lights, uh I mean in print.
    Sandra

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