Word Cloud Maker Tool

Word Cloud Maker Tool

Use this tool to make your own word clouds. Simply paste your text into the box, then select the colour you want and the font and the tool will create a word cloud that you can use in your classes. See below for some ideas on how you can use word clouds in your classes.

What is a word cloud?

A word cloud is colourful arrangement of words ordered randomly using the key words from a text. This is an example of one using words about teaching English:

Word Cloud example

How to use word clouds in the classroom

  • Use them to review / introduce vocabulary

Show students the new or key vocabulary from a reading before they read. This is an opportunity to see if they know the words and pre-teach any that they don’t know.

  • To review spelling 

Allow students to see how tricky words are spelt.

  • As a pre-reading prediction tool

Make a word cloud out of some of the text. Have students predict what the story will be about. This types of activity is a great way to activate language before you start a reading task.

  • To reconstruct a sentence to practice grammar

Make a word cloud out of a sentence. Have students try and write the sentence correctly. A great simple way to practice the target language.

  • As a way of introducing a new topic

See how much your students know about a topic by showing them a word cloud with new vocabulary from a topic.

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