Chinquapin students are authors! Throughout November, all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students participated in National Novel Writing Month, NaNoWriMo, an international challenge to take a risk and strive for an ambitious creative writing goal! Collectively, Chinquapin students wrote over 548,000 words in November and crafted 70 unique novels. 

Chinquapin’s students built a case for establishing a discipline to get words on paper. For the third year in a row, 7th graders participated in this month-long exercise. It was the first time that the entire middle school intentionally put pen to paper for NaNoWriMo.

While all students set independent goals, they had peer mentors to rely on for advice and ideas. 

Sixth grader Viviana took the prize for the highest word count of over 19,000 words! The most prolific writers in each grade –  and even one teacher, Lindsay Trostle with 51,000+ words –  were recognized at the NaNoWriMo celebration ceremony. 

This experience offered students a chance to learn all sorts of English Language Arts topics, including dialogue punctuation, plot diagrams, and character development.

Give it up for all of the brave middle schoolers who took part in this ambitious writing exercise!

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