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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.

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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.

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High School

Middle School (updated for 2019!)

Elementary School

Progress chart

Classroom Kits

Click here to fill out this two-question survey to claim your one free 2019 classroom kit now! Need more supplies? Purchase a group kit with identical contents for $5 or $10. 

We offer a free motivational classroom kit to educators facilitating NaNoWriMo. It includes a progress chart, stickers, buttons, and a Writer's Emergency Pack. 

And download our free digital classroom kit, which includes a PDF version of the progress poster, printable workbook prompts, illustrated pep talk quotes, printable pep talks, 2019 winner and participant certificates, NaNoWriMo bookmarks, family letters in English and Spanish, and more!

More Resources


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 an all ages or youth-friendly one in your town! 

See list of participating 2018 locations.

Featured Video

Led by expert NaNoWriMo educator Laura Bradley and Heather Gauck, the first session of PBS's free virtual professional learning series explored how mentor texts from The Great American Read, combined with the NaNoWriMo challenge, can empower students of all ages to read and write with enthusiasm and depth. Find all sessions here.