Attention: Home Educators! Have your students enroll now in the Young Writers Program of National Novel Writing Month.
It's free...and students can create their own word counts. My kids are giving it a go this year. And we downloaded some really creative workbooks from the website, put them on a CD and took it to Kinkos, where they printed them out with a spiral biding and laminated covers. Cost about $15 each (or what you'd pay for a nice workbook). My kids are fighting over the workbooks, so I might have to go and print up some more.
Home Educators don't forget to sign up on the YW site as an Educator and have access to the Teacher's Lounge!
Remember: National Novel Writing Month begins November 1st.