National Novel Writing Month in the Classroom
I ran a month-long writing competition in my classroom for five years. I had students coming in during lunch to write, finding each other on social media and challenging each other to "word wars" and students who wrote between 4 and 400 pages in one month! All on their own!
The beauty of it? No grading--just writing for fun. Remember what that was like?
I've got a classroom-ready packet for National Novel Writing Month in November, aligned with the Common Core. It includes advice and encouragement from published authors in the form of printable letters and videos! I've got word count goal sheets all ready to be printed. All you have to do is get the students and clear off some bulletin board space!
Are you a teacher/librarian who wants more information on getting students involved? Are you a student who wants an easy way to get your school involved? E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Authors included* in the packet are:
- Jesse Andrews, Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl
- Colette Ballard, Running on Empty
- Kate Boorman, Winterkill
- Lee Bross, Fates, Tangled Webs
- Annie Cardi, The Chance You Won’t Return
- Trish Doller, Something Like Normal, Where the Stars Still Shine
- Helene Dunbar, These Gentle Wounds
- Ryan Graudin, The Walled City
- Joy N. Hensley, Rites of Passage
- David James, Between the Stars and Sky
- Shallee McArthur, The UnHappening of Genesis Lee
- Sarah McGuire, Valiant
- Lisa Maxwell, Sweet Unrest
- Emily Murdoch, If You Find Me
- Evan Roskos, Dr Brid’s Advice for Sad Poets
- Kat Ross, Some Fine Day
- Sarah Schmitt, It’s a Wonderful Death
- Courtney Stevens, Faking Normal
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