Students who participate in Letters About Literature write a letter to an author, living or dead, whose work inspired the student’s life. Although only a handful can win top prizes, every student who submits a letter should be proud of his or her achievement. If you would like to honor your students’ participation in LAL, the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress has now created downloadable, printable certificates for use in your classroom or library.
The certificates are one of the Letters About Literature resources for teachers. Also available are a teaching guide and an archived webinar (password Letters123!) of best practices. In addition, the State Library has created ready-to-print flyers that make it easy to promote LAL with your students on our information page at library.wyo.gov/letters.
Letters About Literature is open to students in grades 4-12. There is no entry fee to participate. Questions about LAL? Contact Susan Mark, WSL Publications Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (307) 777-5915.