Making word clouds is not only a fun activity for students, but also a great tool for teaching difficult concepts. You can use creating word clouds as a “Hook” activity for a lesson, as a mid-lesson teaching tool, or to summarize a concept.
Before beginning a class project, check out the different websites that offer word clouds. They offer slightly different variations.
The Common Core State Standards as well as many state standards require students write short research projects. This can be an overwhelming and frustrating assignment for many students in the upper elementary grades. Due to this, all fourth through sixth graders at our school begin research projects in January using the same note taking method. While this is not the only method for note taking, it works beautifully with this age range. Once sixth graders have graduated from elementary school, they have created a minimum of three research projects using this method, most have created more, and are proficient in this method.Continue Reading
In preparation for Carousel Brainstorming, you will need four markers: one black and three different colors based on group colors. Using a black marker, write titles on the top of three pieces of chart paper. Place the chart paper in three locations around the classroom.