Students will discover authors by visiting websites. Then they will write a letter to an author.
Choose five different authors and answer the questions below about each author.
1. Write the name of the author.
2. Where and when was this author born?
3. Name five books this author has written.
4. Tell one interesting thing you found on his or her website.
5. Tell one fact about this author's life.
6. Write down the web address or mailing address you would use if you wrote this author a letter.
7. Choose one of your five authors and write a letter. Here are some guide lines to help your letters:
** In your letter tell how reading his or her book made you feel. Be precise; give examples.
**Tell how this author has helped you in your writing.
**Tell what lessons you learned because you read his or her book.
**Tell how you related to the characters in the story.
**Tell how your view of life changed because of reading his or her book.
**Tell what actions you might take because of reading his or her book.
**Did the book mirror your life in anyway?
**Tell a favorite part of the book and then tell why.
**End with a thank you.
A. Type your letters in word.
B. Get a teacher to proof read, correct, and score the content.
C. Then copy and paste the letter to the email address, or print it for mailing. (If you are mailing it, bring a stamped envelope to school.)
D. Here is the scoring rubric:
40- correct friendly letter format - (heading, salutation, body of 250-500 words, closing and signature, typed with correct spacing)
30- Use at least three of the suggestions listed above in your letter.
30- Turn in the five authors that you discovered above and the information you found with this letter.