I recently came across tprstorytelling.com - a source of resources for the TPRS method of Communicative Input based foreign language teaching.
The site sells a range of novels (yes, novels - typically 10 or more chapters, roughly 100 pages per novel).
Some of the novels allow you to preview the first chapter or so as a pdf file. I asked the author of one of the novels (Carol Gaab, author of "Brandon Brown veut un chien") for permission to put the first chapter into textivate.
The pdfs below were printed from the textivate resource.
The textivate resource can be found here: www.textivate.com/menu-sghjn1
Here is an embedded version of just one of the 30-ish activities available via the link above:
Some links to Halloween resources in French below (and a few embedded resources too).
More examples with images in this post.
Click on the play buttons to load the activities...
The pdf resources below were printed from this vocab-based resource on Textivate: www.textivate.com/menu-bmgjn1
These pdf resources were printed from textivate using the Print Worksheet button on the textivate screens (and then selecting the "Save as pdf" feature of the Google Chrome browser).
They are based on this resource: www.textivate.com/menu-isfjn1
I thought I'd try this out.
One simple daily routine text in the present tense (every day).
Then the same text in the perfect tense (yesterday).
Then in the simple "aller + infinitive" future (tomorrow).
Then finally in the imperfect (when I was little).
See the various embedded exercises below, which are normally accessed via these buttons on the textivate menu screen:
1. Drag the tiles into the correct order. (NB. It starts with "Tous les jours..."):
This post provides some examples of how textivate can be used with a simple verb conjugation paradigm, rather than a full text. These examples use the French verb 'aller' (=to go) in the
This post contains an example of combining embedded video from youtube with an embedded textivate exercise.
The video is a song about "Mes vacances" by Tom Poisson, which I've already blogged about on the TaskMagic blog: http://taskmagic.posterous.com/french-song-resources-mes-vacances
The activity shown below is the "Next Word" activity, which can be accessed via this button on the textivate menu screen:
Below is another example of an embedded textivate activity (textivity?). This example is based on a short French text about weather and seasons, and it demonstrates the "No vowels" activity, which is accessed via the following button on the textivate menu page:
The exercise embedded below is the "Space" exercise, the one accessed via this button on the textivate menu page: