Letters About Literature



Wyoming Letters About Literature Contest 2020 Winners

Our congratulations go to the students who placed or received honorable mentions in the 2019-20 Wyoming Letters About Literature Contest. This state-level encourages students to read, be inspired, and write back to their favorite authors. Competition was fierce! All students who entered are commended for their fine efforts.

Letters About Literature asks students to respond to a book, rather than simply report on it. What matters most is the connection the student makes with the author’s words and the impact it has on that student’s life and how they see the world.

LEVEL 3: Grades 9-12

LEVEL 2: Grades 7-8

LEVEL 1: Grades 4-6

About the Contest

Letters About Literature is a state-level reading/writing promotion program for students in grades 4-12. Students are asked to read a book, poem, or speech and write to the author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally.

Students compete in three age categories: Level 1 (grades 4-6), Level 2 (grades 7-8), and Level 3 (grades 9-12). At each age level, Wyoming winners will receive an Amazon gift card worth $150 for first place, $100 for second, or $50 for third.

Questions may be directed to Susan Mark, Wyoming State Library Outreach Librarian, at susan.mark@wyo.gov or (307) 777-5915.

Teaching Resources

The Teaching Guide will walk your students through the book discussion and letter-writing process. The guide addresses the LAL teaching strategies and ways in which the program can dovetail with curriculum for teaching reading and writing. Also included are worksheets for duplication and assessment checklists.Students may also wish to read the letters from last year’s winners below for examples.Questions about Letters About Literature?Contact Susan Mark, Wyoming State Library Outreach Librarian, at susan.mark@wyo.gov or (307) 777-5915.