Letters About Literature 2007
CONTEST DEADLINE: December 8, 2006
The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, in partnership with Target Stores and in cooperation with affiliate state centers for the book, invites readers in grades 4 through 12 to enter Letters About Literature, a national reading-writing contest. To enter, readers write a personal letter to an author, living or dead, from any genre-- fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic, explaining how that author's work changed the student's way of thinking about the world or themselves. There are three competition levels: Level I for children in grades 4 through 6; Level II for grades 7 and 8, and Level III, grades 9 - 12. Winners receive cash awards at the national and state levels.
NEW: Teacher Resources
- Teacher's guide includes lesson plans, blackline masters, and assessment checklists. Guide is adapted to all three competition levels.
- Letters About Literature supports national standards
Last year, more than 48,000 adolescent and young adult readers nationwide in grades 4 through 12 participated in the 2006 Letters About Literature (LAL) program, which encouraged young people to read, be inspired and write back to the authors who somehow changed their views of the world or themselves. LAL is an annual program. For more information, contact Tina Lackey, Wyoming Center for the Book coordinator at email@example.com or 307-777-6338.
Letters About Literature 2006
Letters About Literature sponsors
Target sponsors Letters About Literature as part of its national reading initiative, "Ready. Sit. Read!," which is aimed at fostering a love of reading among children at an early age. Since opening its first store in 1962, Target has partnered with nonprofit organizations, guests and team members to help meet community needs.
The Center for the Book was established in 1977 as a public-private partnership to use the resources of the Library of Congress to stimulate public interest in books and reading. For information about its activities and national reading promotion networks, visit www.loc.gov/cfbook.
Letters About Literature [National]
Tina Lyles, coordinator
Wyoming Center for the Book
2800 Central Ave.
Cheyenne WY 82002
Last Updated 8/18/06