It’s November, which means it’s time to start working on your winter classroom decorations, your end-of-term grading, and, of course, your first novel.

What?

That’s right, November is the perfect month to start writing a novel with the National Novel Writing Month program. And for kids who want to join in the fun, NaNoWriMo (as it’s affectionately called by participants) has some excellent tools just for young writers. Visit the young writers website for more information. Or read about one school’s success story with NaNoWriMo here. There are plenty of ideas for getting involved and getting your students writing, so be sure to take a look.

Happy NaNoWriMo, everyone!