Every sixth grade student at Woodland Star is writing a novel! They are joining over 100,000 young writers across the country for National Novel Writing Month. NanoWrimo is a fun, empowering approach to creative writing. The challenge: draft an entire novel in just one month. How does this work? Our students write 175-350 words per day, including weekends and holidays. Book titles include Middle of the Sea, The Nasa Man, The Adventures of Finchenzo and Marco, Blood in the Water, and Forest Dwellers, to name a few. One student, Rafael Cortez, has already exceeded his 7000 word goal and is still writing! The students are enjoying this challenging project, and working on other skills as well, such as typing. This writing block is the first that students have the option to do online. Ilona Rosson, the sixth grade teacher, is taking this opportunity to incorporate technology into the curriculum to teach about cyber safety and online/social media conduct. Good luck sixth graders- one week to go!
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