How to challenge first-graders with a novel-writing competition

10/30/2013 | Teaching Channel

Teaching elementary students how to write fiction through the National Novel Writing Month competition motivates struggling writers and helps students develop a better understanding of novels, instructional coach Lily Jones writes in this blog post. Jones explains how she prepared students for fiction writing during the last days in October and streamlined November's NaNoWriMo program for her first-graders. She also provides a link to curricula for K-12 students.

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