SpinWorks FAQ

 Q. I have just installed Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion" on my Mac, and SpinWorks no longer works.

 A. SpinWorks is a PowerPC app. With the introduction of Lion, Apple no longer supports PowerPC apps.



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SpinWorks accepts text from Spinout Stories, PM Story Books, PM Maths, Fitzroy Talking Stories and any text (TXT) file. Teachers can select any of the five worksheet activities, then tailor its complexity or emphasis to suit individual students' requirements. Clicking the preview button shows exactly what will appear on the page before it's printed (see below), saving time and trees.





Cloze exercises can be tailored to suit both the text's style and the student's needs.






A wordlist is a valuable reference resource for students.






A sheet of sentence strips is invaluable for comprehension exercises such as ordering sentences, or working with fragments of sentences.







Turns any text file into worksheets — in seconds!



Teacher utility




SpinWorks is an easy-to-use way of producing individualised worksheets for students who have specific literacy needs.

Have you ever wanted to produce language worksheets for an individual student based on a special piece of text — a story that’s on a CD, or perhaps a piece of their own work?

SpinWorks enables teachers to print Cloze exercises, missing word exercises, vocabulary lists and much more with just a few mouse clicks.

The exercises can be based on any text file. SpinWorks also works with stories on the PM Story Books, PM Maths, Fitzroy Talking Readers and Spinout Stories CDs.

Every worksheet can be previewed before printing. If it isn’t quite right, you can create a better one in a few seconds (and yet another piece of paper has been saved).

Facitities provided include:

• sequencing sentences
• Cloze exercises
• scrambled sentences
• missing letter exercises
• word square puzzles
• word lists.

Each worksheet can be configured to suit the student’s specific needs.

As well as choosing the type of exercise that will be printed, the teacher can alter various settings that will affect the details and difficulty of that exercise.

It takes only a few minutes to learn to use SpinWorks.

SpinWorks accepts files from Spinout Stories, PM Story Books Red/Yellow/Blue/Green, PM Maths, Fitzroy Talking Readers and any word processor file saved in “text” format.


Package includes a CD suitable for Microsoft Windows (including Windows 10 64-bit).

Note for Mac Users.

Since Apple has announced that they will discontinue support for 32-bit apps in the near future, we have withdrawn the Mac version of this app. If you want the Mac version anyway, and understand that an upcoming release of Mac OS will not run it, email us and we'll work something out.

One copy constitutes a Site Licence.


Online Shopping

Please use this facility only if you want delivery within Australia, where the freight and tax charges are fixed. You don't need a PayPal account, just a credit card.


If you want delivery outside Australia, or you are an educational institution and prefer to be invoiced, just email us your order and we'll contact you for payment and shipping details.



SpinWorks - Site Licence

$55.00 (inc GST) 

Name of school to appear on Site Licence