Tips and Techniques for Teaching Interactive Fiction

This is a collection of ideas and observations, in no special order, that have evolved from my experience teaching Interactive Fiction to my apprentices at Citizen Schools. Much of this will be obvious for experienced classroom teachers, but you may find some of these ideas helpful if you are a novice teaching kids for the first time. Bear in mind that my experience is limited to middle-school students (around 12-14 years old) so you may need to make adjustments if your students are older or younger.