I'm excited about today's find! NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) has a Young Writers Program for students 17 years old and younger. Even better, they have a lot of great freebies (virtual and physical ones) to give away to all of us.
What is NaNoWriMo? (the following is their description, learn more here)
"It is a fun, seat-of-your-pants novel writing event where the challenge is to write an entire novel in just 30 days. That means participants begin writing November 1 and must finish by midnight, November 30. The word-count goal for our adult program is 50,000 words, but our Young Writers Program allows participants who are 17 years old and younger to set reasonable, yet challenging, word-count goals."
Ready for the challenge? Start with these freebies:
Free Workbooks (digital download):
Before NaNoWriMo, if you would like to teach your students what a novel is and all about how to write one, download one of the three "non-lame" workbooks . They are pdf files, so to access them you simply click on the book you like. (I downloaded all three books: elementary, middle school and high school safely)
On the Educators' Page you'll find free lesson plans and other resources, but be sure to notice the free classroom noveling kit for classes of five or more students, homeschoolers included. The classroom noveling kit contains buttons, stickers, and a progress report. It will be shipped to your mailing address.
On this page, you'll see a couple of offers of "free publishing" to children with completed manuscripts. (I haven't been able to test this out yet, as we haven't completed NaNoWriMo either)
Visit the NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program site to learn more.
Remember, NaNoWriMo begins November 1st!
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