Teacher Review For NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program

Everything you and your students need to get the most out of National Novel Writing Month.

Stephanie V.
Classroom teacher
University Of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR
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My Grades 12
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
This is a great companion site for supporting a month of NaNoWriMo in the classroom with younger writers. You can check it every day in November for new content that will inspire and spur students on. The lesson plans are incredibly detailed and wonderful for specific grade level application, but they are also useful to dip into here and their to support a general creative writing unit.
My Take
This is a great, very specific teaching tool for a unit that can revolutionize writing in your classroom. Students will learn things by writing a novel in November, about writing, about fiction and about novels specifically, that they can't learn any other way. The hands-on lessons they can learn with this project will revolutionize what they learn about writing--they won't be the same at the end of the month.