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Are there novelists lurking in your classroom?

15 Aug

Are there novelists lurking in your classroom?  Do you think you and they could each create a novel in one month?

Many educators believe that the answer to both questions is YES!  In this Edutopia Blog Laura Bradley, an educator and blogger, explains how her middle school students accomplished this with oodles of excitement among the young writers – they were asking to write.  Those who are teaching Grade 8 students know what a feat this was.

Look at her blog and click on some of the links she used to help the process.  It is all part of a national project that you can learn more about by going to the National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo site.  This is for any age writer so elementary and middle school teachers take heart.  You can download free materials to help in the process.

Share your progress, your success, your challenges as you attempt this project in November!  If you are going to participate, you need to check it out now and plan your classroom activities leading up to the Big Write!

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2 responses to “Are there novelists lurking in your classroom?

  1. Kathleen

    August 22, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Let me know how it goes. Is anyone else attempting to try this writing idea? Can we hear from you as you proceed? Have a great beginning of the year.

     
  2. Margaret

    August 17, 2012 at 10:11 am

    This sounds like a great idea…I am going to visit the website and decide how I can use the idea for my 6th grade Lit class!!!

     

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