NaNoWriMo is the shortcut acronym for National Novel Writing Month http://www.nanowrimo.org/
NaNoWriMo begins November 1 and proceeds through the month. (Time to etch it into your lesson plans)
The NaNoWriMo is to write 50,000 words in one month.
At NaNoWriMo you can:
- Write a novel in a month!
- Track your progress.
- Get pep talks and support.
- Meet fellow writers online and in person.
Psst! (and so can your students).
See this 2012 post by Katie Taylor for a great explanation of the whole process from a writer’s point of view.
This is such a great idea and a great PBL project for your students. There is even an app to make the whole process i-friendly.