Teaching Resources

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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. 

Choose your grade level below:

Middle & High School (updated 2021)

Elementary School (updated 2021)

NaNo Prep 101

  • NaNo Prep 101: Finished with the workbooks, or are they just not, well, working for you? Try our NaNo Prep 101 Workshop! We asked first-time NaNoWriMo winners what went right for them, and then used their answers to create this 6-week novel prep course, filled with activities and resources to help you plan your novel. 

Progress chart

Classroom Kits

We offer a free motivational classroom kit to educators facilitating NaNoWriMo. It includes a progress chart, two sets of stickers, and a Writer's Emergency Pack. Look for a link to order in August/September!

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

Community Writing Spaces

NaNoWriMo's Come Write In program connects libraries, bookstores, and other community spaces with NaNoWriMo writers. 

  • Discover community spaces near you that are hosting special events or open writing hours for NaNoWriMo writers! Check the accessibility info to see which age ranges they're open to.

  • Do you work for a library, bookstore, or community space? Do you have relationships with people who do? Sign up for our Come Write In list or visit our Come Write In page for more info (or pass the details along!). 

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)! 

Sponsored Resources

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