Saturday, June 26, 2010

Summer Break Reading Challenge Activity #2 - Wordle

Activity #2 is going to be easy and fun.  Here is what you need to do:


1. Choose a book or book series.
2. Locate either the book reviews you've written or the publisher's book descriptions for the book(s) you chose.
3. Go to http://www.wordle.net
4. Click on CREATE your own.
5. Copy and Paste the text of the reviews or synopses in the first box on the page.
6. Click Go.
7. Play with the Font, Layout, and Color until you get a look you like.
8. Click on Save To Public Gallery at the bottom right of the page.
9. Fill out the information for the Title and click on Save.
10. Find a way to save the picture or copy the HTML code to paste into your blog post and display it on your blog post for this activity.
11. Tell us what book(s) you used for the Wordle picture in the post.


Here is an example:


I am a huge fan of the Chaos Walking Trilogy. Patrick Ness is an amazing storyteller.  I used my reviews for THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO, THE ASK AND THE ANSWER, and MONSTERS OF MEN to create my Wordle. You can click on the book titles to read the reviews for yourself.




Link your post using Mr. Linky with your Wordle post. You have until Sunday night to post.  The winner will be announced on Monday, June 28th.  The winner will choose a book from the Prize List page, which will be available soon.


15 comments:

  1. I had a fun time with this activity!! :)

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  2. Hehe, I loved this - I like making things look pretty!! :)

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  3. My wordle is not turning up ...D:

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  4. Ended up getting it working but couldn't paste the HTML code or saving it so I took a pic and put it on (not really clear colous but forgive me D:

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  5. THis was fun! can't wait to see what everyone elses look like

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  6. Yours actually looks like some of the noise pages from the book, Karin! Very cool. This was fun.

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  7. I agree this was a fun activity thank you!

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  8. I just joined this challenge, looks like it's going to be super fun!

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  9. You asked if I had samples of my students' book ads. Sorry but I don't think so unless they are on my school computer. Here are the directions I used. I just amended my post to include a whole sample add.

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  10. Thanks for hosting this! I just joined and I completed this challenge!

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  11. Thanks for pushing my computer skills. I had no idea what to do when I started but I had alot of fun and it actually worked!

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  12. This was a really fun challenge- I love the way mine turned out!

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