Educator Resources
Welcome, Bold and Creative Educator, to your noveling adventure! Take a quick peek at some of the resources we have to offer, then sign up or sign in to explore them all. Need a quick answer? Check out our Help & FAQ page.

Jump to: Lesson Plans, Student Workbooks, Classroom KitsPep Talks, Brave the PageEvents, Sponsored Resources

Lesson Plans

Our complete curricula will guide your class through its entire noveling journey, with Common Core-aligned lesson plans from prewriting to publishing.

Choose your grade level below:

Middle School Workbook

Student Workbooks

Our workbooks help students create characters, build settings, and hatch plots. 

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Middle & High School (updated 2021)

Elementary School (updated 2021)

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Classroom Kits

We offer a free motivational classroom kit to educators facilitating NaNoWriMo. It includes a progress chart, creative writing poster, and stickers. Sign up for an educator account to claim your free kit this fall!


Pep Talks

Pep talks are inspirational letters written by well-known authors during NaNoWriMo. Look for them in Breaking News throughout the month of November, and find past favorites on the Pep Talks page.

Pep Talks

Brave the Page

The official NaNoWriMo handbook that inspires young people to tackle audacious goals and complete their creative projects.

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Partly a how-to guide on the nitty-gritty of writing, partly a collection of inspiration to set (and meet) ambitious goals, Brave the Page is the go-to resource for middle-grade writers. Narrated in a fun, refreshingly kid-friendly voice, it champions NaNoWriMo’s central mission that everyone‘s stories deserve to be told. The volume includes chapters on character, plot, setting, and the like; motivating essays from popular authors; advice on how to commit to your goals; a detailed plan for writing a novel or story in a month; and more. 

From our Kirkus Reviews starred review: "Though specifically targeting young writers, this upbeat handbook is a wonderful instruction guide for writers of any age as well as a perfect text for any creative-writing classroom."

Order your copy (and support our non-profit)! 


Write all year round with NaNoWriMo. Check out what's happening now!

Some annual events: NaNo Prep in October, National Novel Writing Month in November, "Now What?" in January and February, Camp NaNoWriMo in April and July, and our Summer Writing Program. Learn more about year-round writing

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Sponsored Resources

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IngramSpark is an award-winning publishing platform, offering indie authors and publishers the ability to create professional print books and ebooks. Focus on what you do best—writing creative stories—while we do the rest: print, ship, and distribute. Take me to IngramSpark!

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