I challenge (in fact, I triple-dog dare) you to take on NaNoWriMo!
For those new to the word, it stands for National Novel Writing Month, and it will be here again this November.
What we know:
- Reading and writing are priorities in every grade level and every content area.
- We need authentic experiences for our students.
- Students need to be challenged.
- We need to crawl outside the box once in awhile!
What do kids have to say about it?
It's not just for middle and high school, though...
Just incredible! It makes my heart sing.
Now you're asking-
Where do I start, though? How does it all work?
I know you asked that, right, because surely you can't walk away from a triple-dog dare!
The NaNoWriMo Young Writer's Program has done the setup for you. I am spreading the word now, so you will have time to set up a free account, to plan, and to get your free Teacher Kit.
Leave a comment below if you accept the NaNoWriMo Challenge! For those of you in Region 15, I would love to create a Virtual Word-Count Wall for all of our participating classes/schools/districts.
Check back next Wednesday for more WriMo goodies, too.