Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Common Core Word Stars

So, I've been redesigning the first few pages of my interactive notebooks for next year.  I am adding a place for students to write online textbook and ixl.com user names and passwords.  I also wanted to add a cool math graphic (which can be hard to find).  I came across these cool word clouds on TpT.  They are really nice and are only $1.00 each, but I still decided to make my own.  I wanted to change the shape and play around with the placement of words.  So, I used Tagxedo (for the first time!).  It's free and so simple to use!

All I did was copy and paste the common core standards for Grade 7, Grade 8 and Algebra I into Tagxedo.  I played around with the orientation, font, and colors until I was satisfied.

I have to say, I really love the results!  Here they are:

Grade 7:



Grade 8:



Algebra I:



Feel free to copy them and use for your own stuff.  If you have trouble, leave a comment with your email and which stars you want, and I'll send them to you.  Happy Summer!


27 comments:

  1. These are great Katie. I used Tagxeto for my blog header. I used the Minnesota State Standards for 6th grade. As a teacher it really lets you know (very blatantly) what you will be focusing on that year! I teach 6th grade so for me it is lots of fractions, decimals and problem solving! And although I do not know common core, I know that last year in my 7th grade classes I did a lot of probability, rational numbers, and proportions!!!

    I love word clouds. I have used them for many different things. I once had to write a compare and contrast paper from Lincoln's inauguration speech to Kennedy's. I copy and pasted them into word clouds and you could SEE very clearly the differences. Word clouds are SOOOOO important for that visual learner! I am so happy that we have it at our fingertips now!

    Thanks for sharing these! I might have to go make a cool one for my 6ers to use in their ISNs!!!

    Cheers,
    Jameson
    Lessons With Coffee

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    1. You're welcome! It really is so quick to make. Just copy and paste the text and then format it they way you like. :)

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  2. Squee! Love this idea! I used the same website to make an image using words my students used to describe me. Made a great portfolio cover. ;)

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  3. Great idea! I will definitely be checking this out. Thanks for sharing! ~Ellie

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  4. Thanks for cluing me in to a new website. I'm teaching 8th grade and common core this fall, so these will be perfect!

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    1. You're welcome! Good luck this year!

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  5. Again thanks for sharing. This is such a cooool idea! This will be perfect for my signs in the classroom. I will also the word clouds for descriptive words when the students describe me.

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  6. I am having trouble with the stars. I need the 7th and 8th grade stars. My email is nshockley@bentonvillek12.org

    I love your site. I am just beginning interactive notebooks and I love your foldable ideas.

    Nicole

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  7. Katie,
    Please send me the 7th and 8th Grade Stars. I would really appreciate it!
    My email address is leep@parkhill.k12.mo.us

    Thank you so much for sharing.
    Have a great school year!

    Poppy

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    1. I'll send them now. And thanks, you too!

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  8. I love this idea, but I'm having a hard time with the 7th grade star--blurry. Can you send them to my e-mail? Maybe that'll help?? My e-mail is kfoster@psd202.org

    I love this site! I'm starting interactive notebooks this year so it's super helpful!!

    Thanks

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    1. I'm so glad you find this blog helpful. I'll send you the star now!

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  9. Love this!! Could you please email me the 7th and 8th grade??? My email is shellpeery@hotmail.com

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  10. Could you send me the 7th grade star? I think it will be a good thing to have my kids put into their INB, which I hope to do a better job with this year. My email address is shewett1968@gmail.com

    Thanks,
    Susan

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  11. This is a great blog- I love your ideas and plan on implementing many of them. I would love it if you could email me all three of the stars. My district issued computer won't allow access to the site you used to create them :(
    My email is shaffer.kimberly@ccsd59.org
    Thank you,
    Kim

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  12. Hi Katie
    What a great idea! I am hoping you would not mind sending me the 8th grade star? Thanks!

    Linda

    lbollman@mac.com

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  13. Hi Katie! Love the designs of all three. My school issued computer doesn't support the Tagxedo site. Can you send me all three? jecardona@cps.edu. Thanks!

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  14. Hi Katie, will you please email me your stars for 7th grade and algebra? I'd like to make posters out of them. Thank you!!!! Lstavros2@gmail.com

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