One of the many improvements in TaskMagic3 (compared with previous versions) is the fact that you can make exercises based on text on separate lines, such as poems, letters, songs, paragraphs etc., rather than just a continuous chunk of text.
The resources on this page are based on the poem Instantes, widely attributed to Jorge Luis Borges, but apparently not by him. The same approach can be used for any poem, short story, nursery rhyme, song etc. You can even add a sound file to the interactive exercises.
The resources below were created using the Mix and Gap component of TaskMagic3. Below you will find screenshots of TaskMagic3 interactive exercises interpsersed with example worksheets, which you can view, download, print etc.
Start by typing or pasting your text into the Mix and Gap edit screen:
There is also a worksheet, based on the 8 tiles of text, which can be used by numbering the blocks, or by cutting them out and reordering them.
There is also a worksheet, based on the 15 tiles of text, which can be used by numbering the blocks, or by cutting them out and reordering them.
There is also a worksheet, based on the 24 tiles of text, which can be used by numbering the blocks, or by cutting them out and reordering them.
1 in 3
A 1 in 3 worksheet is also available:
See also the Gap-fill worksheet:
Next Letter 1
Next Letter 2
See the Space worksheet below:
See also the Anagrams worksheet:
Click and fill
See also the Find it! worksheet below:
You can easily make an extra series of exercises based on vocab in your poem or song. With a couple of clicks you can create a Text Match file based on the prompts and selected text used in the Find it! exercise.
If you want to make any minor changes to the items, you can do this using the Text Match edit screen. You end up with all of the interactive exercises on the Text Match menu screen below:
And see the worksheets below based on the above Text Match file (based on the poem).
Matching (based on the conditionals in the poem)
Multi-Match (based on the conditionals in the poem)
Write the Spanish (based on the conditionals in the poem)
Dominoes (based on the conditionals in the poem)
See the Mix and Gap page on the TaskMagic3 website for more details of all of the interactive exercises available.
If you already have TaskMagic3 on your computer, click below to open the TaskMagic3 files shown above:
Right-click any of the above links for options to save the file to your computer so that you can then open it with TaskMagic Create and edit the contents.
If you don't already have TaskMagic3, you can download a 30-day trial from http://www.mdlsoft.co.uk/trialdownloads.htm
Visit the TaskMagic website for lots more information about TaskMagic: http://www.mdlsoft.co.uk
Check out the 'Ready-made exercises' section of the website for hundreds of ready-made TaskMagic3 files: http://www.mdlsoft.co.uk/readymade.htm
SEE THESE EXTENSIVE VIDEO TUTORIALS on all aspects of creating your own resources in Mix and Gap to exploit all sorts of texts.