Monday, January 9, 2012

Word[le] up!?

Okay. So, maybe I was stretching on the title...just a little...

Anyways, in honor of the movie Hugo, 5th grade has been reading the AMAZING Brian Selznick's book The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The students love this epic novel! Last week I posed an important question to them: If you could have your very own automaton [like Hugo], what would you have it do? The students came up with a 'garden variety' of creative answers. After discussing the answers, the students had the opportunity to write down their ides:

Once the students finished adding their ideas, they were compiled into a nifty word cloud generator called Wordle. It's an amazing web tool! Check out the final product:

Wordle: If you had your own automaton, it would...

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- Links to Love -

Want to make your own Wordle? Click here!

Want to know more about Brian Selznick or The Invention of Hugo Cabret?
 Click here!
Want to learn more about the movie Hugo? Click here!
Happy reading! :) 

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