If you're a TPRS teacher and you've been presenting and practising stories in preparation for the reading of chapter 1 of Pobre Ana, hopefully you'll find this blog post useful.
I just want to show how easy it is to create a range of practice activities based precisely on the language that you want to focus on, using textivate.
To create the resources on this blog post, I typed in the text from the book and added some English to Spanish matching items. (NB: I split chapter 1 of Pobre Ana into 5 parts, and the resources in this post are just based on the first part.)
(I also uploaded the resource as a MySite resource so that it can only be accessed from this blog post. It isn't necessary for you to do this, but I decided to do it on this occasion to prevent users from copying the whole text.)
(I've also decided to embed the exercises, but you don't need to do this. You can just as easily share activities with students by using urls instead.)
The point about textivate is that it is so-o-o easy to use. (People keep saying things like, "textivate looks fantastic - it must have taken ages to make resources like these." It doesn't. Really. You just paste or type in a text. And upload it - if you have a subscription...)
1 in 10 Multi-choice (vocab)
Write out (or say) the text using initial letters to guide you
I've embedded a few of the exercises here to give you a flavour of what's possible. There are actually about 60 interactive exercises for this resource, based on the same text and matching items. (Obviously, I didn't want to create a poste with 60 embedded exercises - it would be HUGE).
Have a go at typing / pasting your own text into textivate. Just go to the homepage - http://www.textivate.com - click on the "new" icon (the blank paper) to empty the text box, and type / paste in your text. Then click "textivate now" to see the automatically generated exercises.
See the video tutorials for help with all sorts of things. There are a lot of them, but they're only short, and the description should make it clear what each video is about.
Update (12th May 2013) - Worksheets!:
10 strips to put back in order:
4x4 tiles to put back in order:
Gap-fill, with word list:
4x6 tiles to put back in order: