unliterary me wordle
One of the other teachers at this AP site introduced us to a fun website called Wordle.
What you do is this: copy some text (it can be a poem, an essay, whatever... but there is a limit on words); go to Wordle, and click on the create button; paste your text into the box and then click the GO button. The program created a graphic of the piece with word placement, making the most frequently used words bigger than the others, and the least often used smaller. You can play with the layout, and the fonts, and the colors. Definitely fun for those of us who love to play with words!