Students often have trouble finding the big ideas when reading text and the online tool Wordle does a great job of helping students see the big picture. There is another tool I have found that takes Wordle to a whole new level!
WordSift not only pulls out the key words of the text, but it also allows you to click on the words. By clicking on the words, Wordsift finds pictures that are related, it defines the word, and it shows where that word is found in the original text that was submitted to Wordsift to be analyzed. Click on the image below to go to their on site demonstrations!