Writing choose your own adventure stories can be a great way to get kids interested in creative writing. The process of building a good choose your own adventure story requires a lot of planning for possible story turns and endings. Using a visual approach to planning the story can make it easier for students to plan and write. Here are two good ways that students can create choose your own adventure stories.
Twine is an open-source program for writing choose your own adventure stories. You can use Twine online or you can download the software for Mac or Windows. If you use Twine online there are a couple of things you should know before you start. First, there is not a log-in or registration option. Your work is saved in your browser. To save your work permanently, use the “publish to file” option to download your work. Your Twine file can be opened later in your web browser where you can edit it further or simply read through your story. Second, to share Twine stories you will have to email the file to the person you want to read your story.
One of the overlooked features of Google Slides is linking slides to other slides. If used correctly and with a little planning students can create choose-your-own-adventure stories by using the slide linking feature in Google Slides. That’s what I explain and demonstrate in the following video.