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  • Interactive Texts in a Digital Age Presented by Kevin HodgsonSixth Grade, Norris Elementary School, Southampton, MA Western Massachusetts Writing Project
  • A mentor text is a piece of reading or writingthat can be used to teach a writer about someaspect of writer’s process or craft.What happens when students are composingdigitally? How do we use traditional texts toinspire digital writing?
  • Choose an Adventure • Choices for the reader • Adventure/Mystery genre • Dozens of books in the series (recently revamped)
  • Using a Wiki for Writing • Online writing • Use of hyperlinks • Peer feedback • Engaged writers • Authentic audienceInspired by the book
  • ActivityStart a story. Provide two paths. Pass it on.
  • What’s next?How can we use the narrative design structure and interactiveelements (and popular appeal) of video gaming for inspirationof game design and story writing with our students?
  • What story does this inspire? From the immersive game Riven