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Monday, January 26, 2015

Twine - Choose Your Own Adventure

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When I was a boy one of the first books I learned to read and really enjoy was a Choose Your Own Adventure story.  I loved that fact that not only could I choose my fate but if I didn't like it I could always go back and choose a different fate.  The stories were engaging and fun.  I even learned to code in Basic on my Mac Classic and created my own adventure book complete with crappy music.  If only I Twine was around back then.

Twine is an easy-to-use online tool that lets students start a story, link events, create plot twist and turns, and eventually end up in a cave somewhere wondering whether or not to drink the potion.  Once you get the hang of the tool and how to link the plot elements together, the focus then changes to the story structure and the content.  This is a fabulous tool for ELA teachers teaching story mapping and could even be used in other classrooms, like Science or Math or Social Studies, to link ideas together and create Q & A type events.

Here is a Sample

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