My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for The Office of Letters and Light, Berkeley, CA, USA
NaNoWriMo is such an excellent resource. What else in this world would inspire young students to write so much and so joyfully? My students met their goals and, in most cases, exceeded them. And, while they were having fun writing, they were learning about novel structure, character, setting, plot, etc. The students in our school who were not participating were interested every day to follow the progress of our writers. I have students who are begging me to let them write - something that a teacher doesn't hear every day. I will continue to use NaNoWriMo as long as I teach.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
my students' motivation to write and their knowledge of novels and their structure.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
allow students to publish their novels even if they finished after the deadline since the deadline occurs around Thanksgiving break. Some of my students missed out on that because they had not returned from holiday trips.