National Novel Writing Month

I’ve never written a novel, but I’ve seen 8th graders write some, and I was floored. Apparently there’s a whole website devoted to NaNoWriMo for students (elementary through high school). It includes loads of resources (free!) for getting your class to write a novel in November (or any time). If I were to do this in my class, I, too, would write a novel along with my students. Yikes. But potentially a life-changing unit if done well. And I’ve seen it done very, very well by a teacher who was also an accomplished writer. I am not an accomplished writer of any degree, so this could potentially be scary but probably awesome.

Do an Internet search for “NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program” if link is broken.

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