Teaching Resources for Letters About Literature

Wyoming students in grades 4-12 are invited to read, be inspired, and write back to the author (living or dead) of a book that changed their lives. The 2020 Wyoming Letters About Literature reading and writing contest will open November 1. Both individual and classroom entries are welcome.

School librarians, teachers, and homeschoolers should note that a Teaching Guide is available to 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. Included are worksheets for duplication and assessment checklists. Students might want to read the letters from last year’s winners, posted on our website, for examples of what a winning letter looks like.

Learn more and find ready-to-print flyers to promote the contest to your students.

Postmark deadline for Wyoming entries will be January 11, 2020. No electronic submission is available for this year’s contest. Questions? Contact Susan Mark, Wyoming State Library Outreach Librarian, at susan.mark@wyo.gov or (307) 777-5915.

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