Making the Story

So, you’ve decided to stay with me. Thanks for sticking around. This website, in all of its paths, is both an example and an explanation of the ways that we can encourage our student writers to be creative and critical thinkers by planning, writing and publishing “Make Your Own Adventure” stories that draw the reader into the relationship as active participant in the story. When the writer presents choices to their readers, they must anticipate the so called “fork in the road” for a story.

With my own sixth graders, I call these moments of decisions “the branches of the story,” and determining where those branches are to take place is a crucial decision for the writer.