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?
"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 all about and how to write one, download one of the three "non-lame" workbooks . (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 ten or more students. The classroom noveling kit contains buttons, stickers, and a progress report. It will be shipped to your mailing address.
How to Get this Freebie: Visit the NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program site to learn more.
Limited Time Offer: Remember, NaNoWriMo begins November 1st!
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