Teacher Review For NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program

Every student can be a novelist!

Lindsay S.
Classroom teacher
Flushing High School
Flushing, NY
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My Grades 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Arts
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
How I Use It
Students set up their own usernames and passwords in our virtual classroom. Each student sets a word count goal. I typically spend the month of October helping students plan their novels using the lesson plans provided by the Office of Light and Letters. November is our writing frenzy! Students are encouraged to WRITE WITH ABANDON until November 30. We spend once a week for the remainder of the school year editing and peer editing novels for publication.
My Take
Young writers challenge themselves to pen a novel during the month of November. Through a virtual classroom, students can keep track of each other's progress, get story ideas, give critiques, and read advice from published authors. Great way to engage all learners and meet them at their writing level, challenging them to reach the next.