National Novel Writing Month: NaNoWriMo in the Classroom
Date: November 8, 2012
Summary: In this episode we celebrated National Novel Writing Month by talking to our friends at the Office of Letters and Light who administer NaNoWriMo, about the program in general, and about NaNoWriMo in the classroom. We also talked with California middle school teacher Laura Bradley about her students' participation in this exciting project.
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Laura Bradley , a teacher participating in NaNoWriMo with her students, on the important outcomes of NaNoWriMo in the classroom:
There's the writing, there's the confidence in their writing. The ability, knowing that they can produce that much writing—the publication. I had them do a lot of reflecting last year on what they got out of it and so many of them it affected the way they read. Reading is so much more interesting to them because they were reading as a writer and noticing the strategies that writers use.
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Related Resources Discussed on the Show
- The Office of Letters and Light
- NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program
- "Pleeeeze, can we write today?" by Laura Bradley
- "The NaNoWriMo Project: The Birth of Student Novelists" by Laura Bradley
- NaNoWriMo for the Classroom , a guide by Laura Bradley
- Laura Bradley's NaNoWriMo class page
- "A Passion for Learning is Hard to Quantify" , guest post in the New York Times by Julia Fox, Laura Bradley's former student and NaNoWriMo participant.