By Laura Bradley
Summary by ASCD SmartBrief
"Middle-school English teacher Laura Bradley in this blog post offers five tips for helping students succeed in the upcoming National Novel Writing Month -- or NaNoWriMo -- Young Writers' Program. Facilitate lots of planning and brainstorming before the writing begins, Bradley writes. Learn the technology, schedule time for students to write and write along with them, she suggests, to turn the activity into a community of writers working toward a common goal, rather than just a writing assignment."