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The presentation below outlines the Murray County grading policy for English Language Learners. Viewing this presentation is required for all teachers of EL students. Check with your department chair to see if this is to be done as a group in a PLC or individually. The presentation and policy can also be found on the Resource page under EL Resources.
Below you will find a couple of websites that will create word clouds for you. I've tried each one and included a brief summary for your convenience.
https://tagcrowd.com This is probably the simplest program to use. It allows you to use copied text, a file, or a URL. There are no options regarding colors and shapes, but if you want to create one on the fly and do not care about aesthetics, then this is the one for you. (Mr. Thornton, you will like this one. The words are nice and neat:))
www.wordclouds.com This is the program used to create the word cloud in Mrs. Linder's presentation. This site allows for more customization than tagcrowd. Text can also be inserted with a URL, copy/paste, or a PDF.
www.wordart.com This site requires you to create an account and is a bit more complicated than the previous two but it is probably my favorite. You can make a word cloud as simple as an oval in one color or a smiley face emoji that has the word pop up as you hover over it. Text must be copied and pasted with this tool, but you can change the style, font, colors, and layouts quickly as well as add animation. In an instant, you can visualize your changes and make adjustments.
The first two examples below were created with the Weebly URL. The third one was one I created for Mrs. Fetzer when she retired.
Hope this information is useful! Have fun!
Can't wait to hear how these strategies work for you! Please share!
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