Here is some inspiration for you as you reach the end of your NaNoWriMo journey…
NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month and it takes place each year in November. This was started in 1999 in the USA as a way for professional and amateur writers to come together from all over the world.
NaNoWriMo is a challenge to write an entire novel in the month of November. Adults have a 50,000 word goal and student participants, like you, get to set their own targets. Ms. Johnson has proposed 7,000; 10,000; and 13,000 words as attainable goals for high school students at AIS-Vietnam.
NaNoWriMo is the month of NOVEMBER. So, you start writing on November 1, 2016, and you must finish and submit your text to the official “Word Counter” before midnight November 30th to have your work verified.
The most important thing to most of you will be the extra credit in your English classes. Please see Ms. Johnson for details about this.
You can also win great prizes from the NaNoWriMo people. You can check them out here: http://nanowrimo.org/winner-goodies
First, join Ms. J’s NaNoWriMo classroom here: https://ywp.nanowrimo.org/
and use this code to join: PQERNRMM
Declare your goal and create your user profile. Check back to find inspiration and fun activities all month long.
English Bonus Activity–Up to 20 Points
To add a little levity to English classes this Halloween, we will be creating and decorating some literary pumpkins in the semblance of our favorite literary characters.
Turn your PUN-kin in before school on October 31. Details of where will be provided closer to the date.
Here are some images of ones that have been done in the past to get your ideas flowing.
There is some buzz about a letter that was written by a little, 6-year-old boy to President Obama following one of the many recent attacks on Syrians.
Here is the image that motivated the letter:
Below you can see President Obama’s remarks that remind me that hatred is not something that is born into us– it is something that we learn over time.
Today I talked about James Dean to one of my sections of grade 11.
Here is the trailer:
And here is a highlight from the film… Who is the chicken?
It seems that everyone is excited about the short week! I will be working off-site this week, learning some more about the IB in Cambodia. Please be nice to the subs, as I know you will be.
I would like to remind you to keep up on your reading journal… Here is a little song to make it stick in your head.
Also– Thanks to Jooy for my AWESOME 81 SONG kpop play list. I can’t wait to check it all out.