I’ve written in the past about what are sometimes called Action Mazes.
In Action Mazes, readers are basically given various options to choose from at different points in the story, which then lead to other options. These are sort of online versions of the “Goosebumps” books.
Thanks to Tom Barrett, I’ve learned about what may be an easy and accessible way that students can create their own Action Mazes.
It’s called Adventure Island.
After getting a teacher name and password (it’s free, though you have to email them to get it sent to you), students can create their own island adventure with different clues and endings — depending upon the reader’s choices. The reader’s goal is to find the clues necessary to escape from the island.
I just requested my password, so can’t be sure exactly how accessible the site is to English Language Learners, but it looks intriguing.
If it’s as good as I hope it is, I might consider adding it to The Best Places Where Students Can Write Online.
Reminds me of the original text adventures like Zork. I wonder if you could use a mapping program to keep stuff straight?