Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thursday AND Friday

Hi everyone.  Sorry I can't be with you.

Your responsibilities:

  • Keep updating your word count on
  • Submit your two book reviews HERE.
  • Keep writing.
  • Make sure your word count goal is set right.
  • Get a good book to read over break. 

Important: Remember to update your final word count on BEFORE the end of the day on Saturday 11/30!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Happy 66.6% Day

Good morning,

We will read at the bell.

Today is 11/20 which means you should be 66.6% done with your novel.  The end is near. Are you approaching the climax of your story?

Book reviews are due today.
You need to login to Goodreads and find your reviews. Then paste the link to each review on THIS FORM.

6th and 7th periods will be going to an assembly with poet Viet Mai.  You can submit the links to your book reviews today or tomorrow.

Friday, November 15, 2013

50% Day

Books Out  (Read Them)

Today is 50% day.  We are halfway through November and you should be halfway through your novel.

Consider lowering your word count. Talk to Mrs. Berry or Mr. Turner about that.

BOOK REVIEWS  are due Wednesday 11/20.  You need to write two of them for the second grading period. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

NaNoWriMo Day 5

Read until your computer is ready then get writing.

It's day five of NaNoWriMo.  Collectively, we have written over 70,000 words!  We are at 6% of our goal, but we need to double that!  Yesterday, we found out that most of you can write at least 500 words an hour, so you should have at minimum 2,500 words if you are writing an hour a day.  I know some of you have much more than that and are on-track to finish early.

Challenge: As you write today see if you can give one of your characters a moment of dreadful bad luck. Balance that by giving another character a moment of extremely good luck.

Update your word count: Go to and update your word count.  You should be approaching 20%!

Friday, November 1, 2013

NaNoWriMo Day 1

Books Out!

Happy First Day of NaNoWriMo!

I'm sorry I can't be with you today. You can get started on writing your novel as soon as your computer is up and running. (Read while you wait for the computer of course.)

A bit of advice: The way you start your novel today is not permanent. You can revise the beginning later if you want to.  The important thing is to get started writing something.