NaNoWriMo Summary Document


Hello, NaNoWriMoers! If you are reading this, the end of the journey is near. You'll remember that while your novel did not have to be good, it did have to demonstrate that you were using the skills taught in the mini-lessons to add texture and depth to your writing. With that in mind, it is time to discuss how to prepare your summary document.

A. You will need to provide a strong example of each of the mini-lesson concepts listed below.

B. After each example, you need to explain how you know it is a strong example. Be specific and detailed: dazzle me with your knowledge and understanding of these concepts!

C. You may handwrite out your examples or you may type/copy and paste them. Regardless of the method used, please note in the copy of your novel draft where you took the examples from. Remember, you were told to do this all along. You can use sticky notes or flags next to them to mark the page and then highlight or mark in some way on the page itself where it is and what mini-lesson it represents. No time will be given in class to complete this, and any student who does not have it ready when the bell rings to begin class will lose points for lateness.

D. The hard copy of your entire novel is due on Monday, December 3. Your final total word count must be clearly marked on the front page. You must have a print out of your novel, marked appropriately for mini-lessons. Email/CD/USB drives will not be accepted.

Please note your entire novel AND the summary document are due MONDAY, DECEMBER 3. Novels and summary documents turned in Wendesday will receive no higher than a C, and work will not be accepted after Friday.
No projects will be accepted after December 7.

Required mini-lessons in your summary document:
1. Characterization
A. Direct
B. Indirect
2. Setting (using imagery)
3. Figurative Language (must have all)
A. metaphor
B. simile
C. personification
D. hyperbole
5. synecdoche OR metonymyE
F. oxymoron
G. synaesthesia
4. Single word sentences/paragraphs for emphasis (NOT dialogue)
5. Dialogue (properly punctuated and formatted)
6. Repetition for effect
7. Rule of three
8. Expanded moment
9. Irony (only one needed--label appropriately)
A. verbal
B. dramatic
C. situational