Become the Author

November is National Novel Writing Month. Bring out your inner author this month with themes that celebrate creative writing, literacy and authors of all kinds.

About the Author

Celebrate your favorite author this month. Look into their lives and the books they have written. Write a biography or create a presentation. Host an author's fair in your classroom. Have each student choose their favorite author. Each booth will focus on one particular author. Go around the room to learn about the different authors throughout history. What were their struggles? What were their accomplishments? What do you like most about their books?

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Summary of the Story

Become the author this month. Write your own short story and share it with the class. Or, write an alternate ending to one of your favorite books. You could also write your own sequel to an existing book. The options are endless. Show your creativity by drawing the pictures for a classmate's book. Create the cover art of your own. Write a book report or review of your favorite story. Share your opinions with the class in a healthy discussion.

Click an image for some FREE writing-related activities from our Literature Kit (Novel Study Guide) and Language Arts lesson plans:

              

Reading

Read your favorite book this month. Promote literacy and reading comprehension with independent reading or reading circles. Keep a journal summarizing the events that take place in each chapter. Write down all the vocabulary words and their definitions. Find synonyms to replace words you don't understand. Summarize your favorite book in only a few words. Share your love of reading with others and see how many great new books you can read.

Click an image for some FREE reading-related activities from our Literature Kit (Novel Study Guide) and Language Arts lesson plans:

              

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