This Story is Full of Blanks!

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The task

Be an editor for a day by going through a text in which words are missing. You must choose the correct word out of a list of words provided. To make it more creative and interesting, you can choose from among the categories: prose, drama, and poetry.


What It Trains

In the brain, the left hemisphere is often thought of as being solely responsible for language. This comes from research studying Broca’s area and Wernicke’s area: two critical brain regions involved in the comprehension, production, and fluency of written and spoken language. However, the right hemisphere has been studied to be involved in idiomatic or figurative speech. In literature, authors use idioms for artistic and literary purposes. In real-life, idioms can be used to make light of an otherwise melancholic situation. Using both the left and right hemispheres, we can use problem solving skills to figure out the meaning of a word we do not know using context clues as well as fill in the blanks when a word is missing from a sentence. This exercise requires your client to engage both brain hemispheres to use language comprehension, context clues, and problem-solving skills to correctly place words where they are missing to complete sentences within famous pieces of literature.


You can modify the number of texts (from 1 to 3), the type of text, the number of attempts, the number of words to place (from 2 to 15), and the available time (Unlimited, or 30 to 180 seconds per text).

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