I came across an interesting idea for working on vocabulary: Make a Wordle and have students guess the common theme or category. The idea came from David at EFL Classroom 2.0 – Teacher Talk. He got it from Jen at Guess the Wordle Wiki. Basically you create a word list and then make a Wordle of it. It could have a lot of potential. I think.
I was looking at the academic vocabulary I am going to ask students to work on in the fall. It doesn’t seem to lend itself to this real well. But maybe I could have students create wordles with words related to some of the academic vocabulary. Then we could guess the vocabulary word these words are related to. I might be able to do something with this. Gotta do some thinking!