ALEX Learning Activities
Title: Accelerated Reader Word Cloud
Digital Tool: Wordle
Digital Tool Description: Wordle is a tool for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.This tool can be used for any standard. Students are able to focus on a certain aspect and use facts or adjectives to describe the aspect in words.
Title: Crawling with Words
Digital Tool: Read Write Think Word Wizard
Digital Tool Description: Students start by choosing puzzles based on The Very Hungry Caterpillar. They are then prompted to use clues to identify words from a list of scrambled letters. The final clue is based on an event or theme from their chosen book, which supports story comprehension and makes the activity meaningful and fun.
Title: Word Chomp
Digital Tool: Screen Chomp (iPad app)
Digital Tool Description: Students will use the iPad app ScreenChomp to improve sight word recognition and fluency reading skills.