I've heard a lot about Wordle lately... and I do think it is beautiful... and I do think that people could do a lot of analysis about writing with it. It makes for possibly interesting discussions about theme and many other things... before even reading the text.
So I did a wordle from Barack's speech in Berlin. Here it is:
It's easy and fun to make... I'm betting it has a ton of implications and possibilities in the English classroom... thinking it might be fun here and there in the German classroom... perhaps when they are reading articles in the upper levels... do one of these first to find which words they should be sure that they know and understand in order to really "get the gist" of the article.