Teaching National Novel Writing Month With Flocabulary Tips And Tricks

Teaching National Novel Writing Month with Flocabulary

Flocabulary has a natural fondness for organizations with funny names. So when we heard about NaNoWriMo we were intrigued. Turns out, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and it’s an organization that gets people to write an entire novel in the month of November. In 2015, more than 430,000 participants embarked on a November noveling quest, including children writing novels in their schools with NaNoWrimo’s Young Writer’s Program!

If you and your students are writing with the NaNoWriMo Young Writers Project—or if you’re working on slightly shorter stories—our “Five Things” rap video will help your students review the five elements of a story: Plot, Character, Conflict, Theme & Setting “…yes these are the five things!” And older NaNoWriMo novelists may also enjoy getting back to the basics of the craft with our free video.

After you’ve watched the video, you can complete our Read & Respond activity to practice your knowledge, craft an educational rap on writing in Lyric Lab, and analyze or plan your own story using our complete “Five Things” lesson plan and worksheet.

Happy novel writing!