Today we tried out a new website called Wordle. Wordle creates a word cloud that represents how frequently a word is used. The larger a word in the word cloud, the more times it was repeated. During ELA today, each student came up with at least five words that come to mind when we think of Chris van Allsburg. We then all sat together and discussed our words that we came up with and why those words came to mind. Our words varied from titles of his books to adjectives that describe him to even words that conjure up thoughts of his earlier years. Below is a Wordle that we created that shows all the words that we came up with. The largest words are words that were the most frequently discussed, while the smallest words are the ones that we discussed the least.

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What is your favorite Chris van Allsburg book and why?