What’s On Our Shelves? Media Library Recommendations for November.

National Novel Writing Month What's On Our Shelves

Grant Wood AEA Media Library celebrates the writer within each of us during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). In addition to the great resources provided for free by NaNoWriMo’s Young Writers Program, the Media Library has professional materials to support educators, student materials to inspire storytelling, and digital resources that inform students about professional writing. For more resources or questions, contact Teacher Librarian Dianna Geers.

On Our Shelves

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Professional Material

"Joy Write: Cultivating High Impact, Low-Stakes Writing" by Ralph Fletcher shares the whys and the how of giving students time and autonomy for the playful, low-stakes writing that the author maintains leads to surprising, high-level growth.

Joy Write by Ralph Fletcher, Cultivating High-Impact Low-Stakes Writing
Student Material

"The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection" edited by Colby Sharp is a broad and varied collection of creative pieces resulting from a collaborative experiment. Forty-four creators responded to a creative prompt provided by a co-contributor. This book even contains prompts for middle school writers.

The Creativity Project, an Awesome Tastic Story Collection


Digital Resources

Find these digital resources through GWAEA OneClick. 

In "My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World" by Malcom Mitchell, Henley is tasked with finding a favorite book to share with his class. After a disappointing search, he decides to write his own story. This book is targeted to K-3 readers and writers. My very favorite book in the whole wide world.
Foreshadow: Stories to Celebrate the Magic of Reading and Writing YA edited by Emily X.R. Pan and Nova Ren Suma presents an anthology of thirteen short stories by contemporary young adult authors, ranging from fantasy to the experience of Mexican Americans living in border cities. Each story is followed by an author's note, commentary by one of the editors on such topics as voice, imagery and mood. Some include story prompts. This collection is targeted to middle and high school students. Foreshadow, stories to celebrate the magic of reading and writing young adult
The Writers' Workshop series from Learn 360  informs students about careers and practices in professional writing. Learn 360


Activities and More

Find free lesson plans, student workbooks, classroom kits, author pep talks, and online events with NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program Na No Ri Mo Young Writers Program