Choose Your Own Adventure


By Caren MacConnell

Holmdel Township Schools

What are CYOA Stories


You Can Make Choose Your Own Adventure Stories Using ANY of these Google Apps

Docs Forms Sites YouTube Slides

**Today we are going to focus on Slides - Check out the resource section for examples and how-to’s for others. **

Slides Examples

We were able to easily differentiate this idea by having struggling students work on endings with partners and our more capable students decided to change their endings to be from the point of view of the characters.

Slides Examples

Folktales DOK


Alternative story endings


Math word problems with paths for correct answers or suggestions

Alternate history stories - “What if we lost the American Revolution”

“What could have happened to the lost colony of Jamestown?”

Science hypothesis, nutrition/health…

Review Quiz

Science Realistic Fiction

History Mysteries….

Ideas For a CYOA Story

Common Core Anchor Standards (just a few)


Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions

of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.


Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.


Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.


Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.


Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.

How Do I Make One?

Step 1

Plan your story! You can use online organizers such as: Google Drawings,
Gliffy,, Lucid Chart, or any of the templates below might be helpful. Index cards work great as well.

Fable Visual Another Planner

Graphic Organizer and Here (by Michelle Armstrong)

Group Organizer (by Chelsey Eminger)

Step 2 Linking Your Slides

A great quick video How-To

Let’s Try

Click here for an example to try.

First make a copy then practice.

How about a virtual museum?

First students researched and planned

Click Here For Planning Sheet

Then they created their museum from a template by DavidLee

Click here to see the final museum

A great video showing how to make an interactive YouTube video


Using Forms

The key to making CYOA using Forms is the Page Break feature.

Using Forms for CYOA is a bit harder than Slides, but once you get the hang of it, it is easy.

Best for older students.

Can add pictures and video like in Slides.

Click here for a great How-to from Sylvia Duckworth




And Here

This slide is courtesy of Sylvia Duckworth

  • Create a CYOA story of your own using Slides or YouTube.
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