How to Use Wordle
On the official website, Wordle is defined as a “toy for generating word clouds”. Wordle is useful for:
- brainstorming or reflecting
- remembering vocabulary
- studying for an exam
- summarizing a chat or discussion
- adding a visual element to a blog post
- sharing thoughts or notes on a certain subject
- exploring colour palettes or fonts
- creating fun thank you notes or greeting cards for friends or loved ones
- displaying creativity
How to create a Wordle
- Go to Wordle.net (or start with the form on EnglishClub’s language tools page)
- Click on Create
- Type a bunch of words in the text box (to keep words together for phrases use ~ between each word). Click Go
- Change the font (letter style), layout (horizontal, vertical, etc.), and colour to suit your style. (You can click randomize until you like it, or design manually)
- Click on Save (save to public gallery and copy link OR take a screenshot)
10 Wordles to Create
Here are some ideas you can use. Challenge your friends or classmates to make one of these Wordles, or think of your own topic.
- Useful Verbs
- Adjectives I Love
- Idioms I’ve Learned
- Phrasal Verbs
- Proper Nouns
- Favourite Quotes
- Words I often spell wrong
- Words I learned this week
- My favourite English words
- English Rules I need to Remember(don’t forget to use the ~ to keep words together)
What other Wordle topics can you think of? Share your suggestions in the comments. If you make a Wordle, leave a comment with a link to your Wordle. Post it in the public gallery or on MyEC.
Our Facebook friends created a Wordle by answering the question: Why Learn English?
Tara Benwell is a Canadian freelance writer and editor who specializes in materials and articles for the ELT industry.