Classroom Activities

Inklewriter: Create Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Stories!

Bring some interactivity to writing in your classroom with Inklewriter, a fuss-free interactive story builder. As a writer, you simply begin writing and developing choices. Inklewriter does all the work and keeps track of the complicated story lines and answer paths for you. As the makers of Inklewriter put it, “There’s no set-up, no programming, no drawing diagrams. Just start writing and see where it takes you!”

Check out the user interface  below, which is very simple and designed to put the focus on writing over all else:

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Along with providing a free, simple option for students to create their own Choose-Your-Adventure stories, Inklewriter also provides users with the option of sharing their stories online. This way, students can interact with each others writing online at home or in class. Plus, you can even download stories for the Amazon Kindle, which is a fun way of publishing student work in the form of an eBook.

And of course, Inklewriter is completely free! Students can work on stories online without any setup, but to save their work and return to it later they’ll need to register an account. They can do this pretty easily by inputting an email and password, but if your students don’t have emails, Inklewriter has developed an easy workaround. Just give each student a unique name (including the school name), and enter that “@inklewriter”. Then give them a password, so that if they forget it, you can remind them.School Login example

With a simple, clean interface and an user-friendly tutorial, you’ll be up and running with your own adventures in no time! For more information, visit Inklewriter to create an account, check out an example story, or check out this introductory video below:

 

Happy writing, y’all!

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