Sunday, March 26, 2017

Error Correction Game on the Virtual Writing Tutor ESL Grammar Checker

Hypertext template

Start here or see the diagram.

It all started like this.

Write the beginning of your story here. After reading this, your reader will have to make a choice.
Choice 1: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 1
Choice 2: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 23
Choice 3: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 45






























Scene 1.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was and then develop the story some more. After reading this part, your reader will have to make another choice.
Choice 1: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 2
Choice 2: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 9
Choice 3: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 1






























Scene 2.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was and then develop the story some more. After reading this part, your reader will have to make another choice.
Choice 1: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 3
Choice 2: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 6






























Scene 3.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was and then develop the story some more. After reading this part, your reader will have to make another choice.
Choice 1: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 4
Choice 2: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 5






























Scene 4.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was, provide closure, and end the story.
Start again: Write a sentence that will take the reader to the beginning again.






























Scene 5.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was, provide closure, and end the story.
Start again: Write a sentence that will take the reader to the beginning again.






























Scene 6.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was and then develop the story some more. After reading this part, your reader will have to make another choice.
Choice 1: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 7
Choice 2: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 8






























Scene 7.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was, provide closure, and end the story.
Start again: Write a sentence that will take the reader to the beginning again.






























Scene 8.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was, provide closure, and end the story.
Start again: Write a sentence that will take the reader to the beginning again.






























Scene 9.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was and then develop the story some more. After reading this part, your reader will have to make another choice.
Choice 1: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 10
Choice 2: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 13






























Scene 10.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was and then develop the story some more. After reading this part, your reader will have to make another choice.
Choice 1: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 11
Choice 2: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 12






























Scene 11.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was, provide closure, and end the story.
Start again: Write a sentence that will take the reader to the beginning again.






























Scene 12.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was, provide closure, and end the story.
Start again: Write a sentence that will take the reader to the beginning again.






























Scene 13.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was and then develop the story some more. After reading this part, your reader will have to make another choice.
Choice 1: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 14
Choice 2: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 15






























Scene 14.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was, provide closure, and end the story.
Start again: Write a sentence that will take the reader to the beginning again.






























Scene 15.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was, provide closure, and end the story.
Start again: Write a sentence that will take the reader to the beginning again.






























Scene 16.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was and then develop the story some more. After reading this part, your reader will have to make another choice.
Choice 1: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 17
Choice 2: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 20






























Scene 17.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was and then develop the story some more. After reading this part, your reader will have to make another choice.
Choice 1: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 18
Choice 2: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 19






























Scene 18.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was, provide closure, and end the story.
Start again: Write a sentence that will take the reader to the beginning again.






























Scene 19.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was, provide closure, and end the story.
Start again: Write a sentence that will take the reader to the beginning again.






























Scene 20.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was and then develop the story some more. After reading this part, your reader will have to make another choice.
Choice 1: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 21
Choice 2: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 22






























Scene 21.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was, provide closure, and end the story.
Start again: Write a sentence that will take the reader to the beginning again.






























Scene 22.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was, provide closure, and end the story.
Start again: Write a sentence that will take the reader to the beginning again.






























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Scene 23.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was and then develop the story some more. After reading this part, your reader will have to make another choice.
Choice 1: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 24
Choice 2: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 31
Choice 3: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 38






























Scene 24.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was and then develop the story some more. After reading this part, your reader will have to make another choice.
Choice 1: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 25
Choice 2: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 28






























Scene 25.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was and then develop the story some more. After reading this part, your reader will have to make another choice.
Choice 1: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 26
Choice 2: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 27






























Scene 26.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was, provide closure, and end the story.
Start again: Write a sentence that will take the reader to the beginning again.






























Scene 27.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was, provide closure, and end the story.
Start again: Write a sentence that will take the reader to the beginning again.






























Scene 28.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was and then develop the story some more. After reading this part, your reader will have to make another choice.
Choice 1: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 29
Choice 2: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 30






























Scene 29.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was, provide closure, and end the story.
Start again: Write a sentence that will take the reader to the beginning again.






























Scene 30.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was, provide closure, and end the story.
Start again: Write a sentence that will take the reader to the beginning again.






























Scene 31.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was and then develop the story some more. After reading this part, your reader will have to make another choice.
Choice 1: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 32
Choice 2: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 35






























Scene 32.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was and then develop the story some more. After reading this part, your reader will have to make another choice.
Choice 1: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 33
Choice 2: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 34






























Scene 33.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was, provide closure, and end the story.
Start again: Write a sentence that will take the reader to the beginning again.






























Scene 34.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was, provide closure, and end the story.
Start again: Write a sentence that will take the reader to the beginning again.






























Scene 35.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was and then develop the story some more. After reading this part, your reader will have to make another choice.
Choice 1: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 36
Choice 2: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 37






























Scene 36.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was, provide closure, and end the story.
Start again: Write a sentence that will take the reader to the beginning again.






























Scene 37.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was, provide closure, and end the story.
Start again: Write a sentence that will take the reader to the beginning again.






























Scene 38.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was and then develop the story some more. After reading this part, your reader will have to make another choice.
Choice 1: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 39
Choice 2: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 42






























Scene 39.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was and then develop the story some more. After reading this part, your reader will have to make another choice.
Choice 1: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 40
Choice 2: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 41






























Scene 40.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was, provide closure, and end the story.
Start again: Write a sentence that will take the reader to the beginning again.






























Scene 41.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was, provide closure, and end the story.
Start again: Write a sentence that will take the reader to the beginning again.






























Scene 42.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was and then develop the story some more. After reading this part, your reader will have to make another choice.
Choice 1: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 43
Choice 2: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 44






























Scene 43.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was, provide closure, and end the story.
Start again: Write a sentence that will take the reader to the beginning again.






























Scene 44.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was, provide closure, and end the story.
Start again: Write a sentence that will take the reader to the beginning again.






























_______________________________________________________________________

Scene 45.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was and then develop the story some more. After reading this part, your reader will have to make another choice.
Choice 1: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 46
Choice 2: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 53
Choice 3: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 60






























Scene 46.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was and then develop the story some more. After reading this part, your reader will have to make another choice.
Choice 1: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 47
Choice 2: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 50






























Scene 47.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was and then develop the story some more. After reading this part, your reader will have to make another choice.
Choice 1: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 48
Choice 2: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 49






























Scene 48.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was, provide closure, and end the story.
Start again: Write a sentence that will take the reader to the beginning again.






























Scene 49.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was, provide closure, and end the story.
Start again: Write a sentence that will take the reader to the beginning again.






























Scene 50.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was and then develop the story some more. After reading this part, your reader will have to make another choice.
Choice 1: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 51
Choice 2: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 52






























Scene 51.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was, provide closure, and end the story.
Start again: Write a sentence that will take the reader to the beginning again.






























Scene 52.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was, provide closure, and end the story.
Start again: Write a sentence that will take the reader to the beginning again.






























Scene 53.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was and then develop the story some more. After reading this part, your reader will have to make another choice.
Choice 1: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 54
Choice 2: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 57






























Scene 54.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was and then develop the story some more. After reading this part, your reader will have to make another choice.
Choice 1: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 55
Choice 2: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 56






























Scene 55.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was, provide closure, and end the story.
Start again: Write a sentence that will take the reader to the beginning again.






























Scene 56.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was, provide closure, and end the story.
Start again: Write a sentence that will take the reader to the beginning again.






























Scene 57.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was and then develop the story some more. After reading this part, your reader will have to make another choice.
Choice 1: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 58
Choice 2: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 59






























Scene 58.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was, provide closure, and end the story.
Start again: Write a sentence that will take the reader to the beginning again.






























Scene 59.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was, provide closure, and end the story.
Start again: Write a sentence that will take the reader to the beginning again.






























Scene 60.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was and then develop the story some more. After reading this part, your reader will have to make another choice.
Choice 1: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 61
Choice 2: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 64






























Scene 61.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was and then develop the story some more. After reading this part, your reader will have to make another choice.
Choice 1: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 62
Choice 2: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 63






























Scene 62.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was, provide closure, and end the story.
Start again: Write a sentence that will take the reader to the beginning again.






























Scene 63.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was, provide closure, and end the story.
Start again: Write a sentence that will take the reader to the beginning again.






























Scene 64.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was and then develop the story some more. After reading this part, your reader will have to make another choice.
Choice 1: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 65
Choice 2: Write a choice that will take the reader to Scene 66






























Scene 65.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was, provide closure, and end the story.
Start again: Write a sentence that will take the reader to the beginning again.






























Scene 66.

You decided something which brought you here. Briefly say what the choice was, provide closure, and end the story.
Start again: Write a sentence that will take the reader to the beginning again.






























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Hypertext narrative template for digital ESL literacy

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English is filled with silent letters and strange spellings, making it difficult to predict how to pronounce unfamiliar words. Help is here. Try the Virtual Writing Tutor's pronunciation checker to learn how to say this difficult to pronounce sentence.
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  2. Copy + paste the sentence below into the textbox.  (1)
  3. Click on the text-to-speech button. (2)
  4. Learn the pronunciation.

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