Here’s a link to my newest iTunes U Course, which will get my students ready for our class trip to Washington DC while also teaching them reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. It works best on an iPad, but you can see some of the course on a laptop or desktop computer.
When you have finished your Washington DC book, make sure you click “complete” on the index page and I will submit your book for publishing. Your final assignment is to edit your NaNoWriMo novel OR start a new written piece. You may choose to write ANYTHING you wish. It may be a collection of poetry, a short story, a research report or anything else. I expect you to be writing or revising every day. You will meet with me at least twice a week to discuss your progress.
Please take this brief survey to help me plan next year’s DC trip.
“DC Survey”>Click here to take survey
Are you looking for some great advice about writing? Do you like to read about flailing Muppet arms and plot bunnies? Then you should read Maureen Johnson’s advice column, Ask Auntie MJ. She is answering questions about writing from NaNoWriMo participants every day.
While I was working on my novel, I was thinking it might be fun to have a NaNoWriMo Awards Party On December 1 or so. We could have awards for “Longest Sentence” or “First to Reach Word Count Goal” or “Best Fight Scene” or anything we want. What ideas do you have for awards? And what should the prizes be?
Also, check out NaNoWriMo for great pep talks by published authors, who know a thing or two about writing and offer some great advice…and some fun reading for when you get tired of writing.
Mrs. Garver teaches English 8 at Charlevoix Middle School in Charlevoix, Michigan. This blog is a place for students and parents to get useful information and share ideas.