Saturday, September 29, 2012

Literature Discussion - Character Traits

  After reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio, students worked in small collaborative groups to create character posters about each of the characters in the story.  When they were finished with their posters, they used the information they gathered to create wordclouds about their group's assigned character.

We then put the wordclouds into a collage using Picassa as a photo editing tool.
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12 comments:

Shonnee Brooks said...

What program did you use for the word clouds. I've used Wordle and Tagzedo but they don't create faces.

Becky Perkins said...

I used Tagxedo, it has an option to upload your own image. It has to be a silhouette image to work well.

Shonnee Brooks said...

Did you draw your characters?

Becky Perkins said...

No, not the ones we used in Tagxedo. The book has these silhouette images in them. In this case, we used what the book already had. The images here are very identifiable with the book, if you have read it. Most of the illustrations have one eye which is a statement on the characters struggle to see the real Augie, his personality, verses their impressions of him based on his very deformed outer shell. In the past, we have used drawings, and photographs I've taken. That would be the artist in me. I'm a very visual person.

Shonnee Brooks said...

Thanks so much! I plan to try this!

Rebecca Rojas said...

This is such an amazing idea for such an amazing story!

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Gloria Tsang said...

Hi! You're very creative! Did you just scanned the pictures from the book and saved those images and uploaded them on tagzedo? Thanks for responding.
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Molly Maloy said...

These are amazing!!!! I love Tagxedo but I've never tried uploading my own pictures before!!! These turned out beautiful!!!

raobryon said...

Love this idea! I was searching Pinterest for Wonder inspired art ideas to use with the book and here I find my pinnacle friend. Great job. I can't wait to use this.

Unknown said...

Could you tell me how to make an image a silhouette?

Prof Numéric said...

Awesome idea, thanks for sharing. There is now some cliparts to buy on TPT : https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Wonder-by-RJ-Palacio-CLIPART-3327346

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