This post features a textivate sequence, based on the following text:
J'habite une petite maison dans un village à la campagne.
Chez moi il y a six pièces en tout.
Au rez-de-chaussée il y a une cuisine, un grand salon et une salle de bains. Il n'y a pas de salle à manger chez moi.
Au premier étage il y a trois chambres.
Dehors il y a un grand jardin avec beaucoup d'arbres. Il y a aussi un garage.
J'aime bien ma maison parce que j'aime le jardin, et j'adore habiter à la campagne.
...and the following vocab items:
1. on the first floor = au premier étage
2. there is / there are = il y a
3. at my house / at my place = chez moi
4. in total = en tout
5. in the countryside = à la campagne
6. in a village = dans un village
7. on the ground floor = au rez-de-chaussée
8. there isn't (a) / there aren't (any) = il n'y a pas (de)
9. because = parce que
10. also = aussi
11. outside = dehors
12. I really like = j'aime bien
13. I love = j'adore
14. I love living = j'adore habiter
15. with = avec
16. a lot (of) = beaucoup (de)
17. a bedroom = une chambre
18. a house = une maison
19. a room = une pièce
20. a kitchen = une cuisine
21. a dining room = une salle à manger
22. a bathroom = une salle de bains
23. a garden = un jardin
24. a garage = un garage
25. a tree = un arbre
Now, you can make sequences based on any number of activities (just 1 or as many as 60, if you like).
When building a sequence, though, the aim should be to move progressively from easier activities to more challenging ones.
The sequence linked to - and embedded - below contains 18 activities. That may seem a bit excessive as a piece of homework, but because this text is quite short and most of the vocab items are just a couple of words, your students should be able to complete all activities in under an hour. AND they don't have to complete all activities in the same sitting.
But as I said before, you're free to include as many activities in a sequence as you like.
One thing is for sure, if they do spend the time on completing all activities in this sequence, they'll have done a pretty good job of learning the key vocab and structures that make up the text. They should have learnt a lot from the whole exercise.
Here's a link to the sequence: www.textivate.com/sequence-rkcjn1
And here it is embedded:
And in case you haven't got time to go through the whole thing yourself (would probably take you half an hour), below are links to all of the individual activities that make up the sequence:
- Multi-match 1 in 3
- Match Million
- 1 in 3 (text reconstruction)
- Tile 3x3
- Multi-match 1 in 10
- Tile 3x4
- User-defined gapfill
- Tile 4x4
- Match Vowels
- Space (separate the words)
- Match Anagrams
- Initials (1 in 2 words gapped)
- Match Initials
- Anagram text
- Match - no letters
- No letters (1 in 2 words gapped)
You can see how these get progressively harder.
And as I said earlier, it all represents a substantial piece of learning homework, for which you get a record of completion, scores, time taken etc.