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Constructing, creating, communicating, collaborating, and thinking critically in grade 5.

November 30, 2011
by Denise Krebs
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Congratulations, Winner!

What an exciting week! My eighth grade students (and one seventh grader) took on the NaNoWriMo challenge. As of today, a few hours before midnight, 100% of them have become winners as they finished writing their first novels! What fun!

Thanks to the NaNoWriMo staff, especially those working on the Young Writers Program. You guys rock!

October 6, 2011
by Denise Krebs
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NaNoWriMo Approaches

National Novel Writing Month is coming. In its lucky 13th year, hundreds of thousands of people all over the world take the month of November to write novels. Students in grades K through college are participating too, many of them through the Young Writers Program of NaNoWriMo.

This year fifteen 8th graders and I will take pen in hand (or laptops in our case) and write a novel. We are in the process of getting our NaNoWriMo accounts created, editing novel information, and author information. Our goals range from 5,000 to 20,000 words.

We would love to make connections with others who are participating in NaNoWriMo. Are you joining?

Here is a video of last year’s 8th graders…

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