Teaching Resources

Mid-November Update: Get a head start on printing winner and participant certificates and badges! 

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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. They can save their notes in free, downloadable PDFs, or you can order enough hard copies for your classroom.

Choose your grade level below:

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Progress chart

Classroom Kit

We offer a free motivational classroom kit to educators facilitating NaNoWriMo. It includes a progress chart, creative writing poster, stickers, and buttons. Order your one free kit today while supplies last! Need more than one? Get up to two more for just the price of shipping. 

If you need extra progress posters, download a PDF version


Introduce your students and their families to NaNoWriMo and all its wild glory with our student letter and family letter (also available in Spanish).

Keep your students motivated (and mark their places in their writer's notebooks) with our NaNoWriMo bookmarks.

Facilitating NaNoWriMo at a library or community center? Download our individual progress trackers and flyer.

Check out our other noveling books in the NaNoWriMo store.

Discover your "writing radar" with Jack Gantos!

Writing Radar

This year, NaNoWriMo is teaming up with Newbery Award-winning author Jack Gantos to help share Writing Radar, his brand new writing guide. It's full of funny and practical advice for how to be the best brilliant writer, perfect for all kids who dream of seeing their name on the spine of a book. With his characteristic wit and humor, Jack shows young writers how to use their “writing radar” to find story ideas in their own lives. 

Check out Jack's website for more Writing Radar videos, writing tips, and information about his other books.

Watch a special NaNo Prep webcast with Jack Gantos here!


NaNoWriMo’s Come Write In (CWI) program connects libraries, bookstores, and other neighborhood spaces with their local NaNoWriMo participants to build vibrant writing communities. Reach out to a youth-friendly one in your town!