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.

Ally Carter - author of Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover
Anothony Horrowitz - author of the Alex Rider Series
Ben Mikaelsen -author of Touching Spirit Bear
Ben Mikaelsen -author of Touching Spirit Bear
Brandon Mull - author of Fablehaven
Brian Jacques - author of Redwall
Christopher Paolini -author of Eragon
Cinda Williams Chima autor of the Warrior Heir series
Cornelia funke - author of Ink Heart
Darren Shan - author of Cirque de Freak
E. D. Baker -author of The Frog Princess
Edward Bloor - author of Tangerine
Erin Hunter -author of Warriors series
Gail Carson Levine - author of Ella Enchanted
Gary Paulsen -author of Hatchet
Gordon Korman author of the Dive series
James Dashner - author of the 13th Reality
Jean Craighead George author of My Side of the Mountain
Jenny Nimmo - author of Charlie Boone
Jerry Spinelli -author of Maniac McGee
Jessica Day George - author of Dragon Slippers
J.K. Rowling- author of Harry Potter
Johnathan Stroud - author of the Bartimaeous Trilogy
John Flanigan - author of the Ranger's Apprentice
J.R.R. Tolkein author of The Hobbitt
Katherine Patterson - author of Bridge to Terabithia
Jessica Day George - author of Dragon Slippers
J.K. Rowling- author of Harry Potter
Johnathan Stroud - author of the Bartimaeous Trilogy
John Flanigan - author of the Ranger's Apprentice
J.R.R. Tolkein author of The Hobbitt
Katherine Patterson - author of Bridge to Terabithia
K.L. Fogg - author of Serpentide
Lemony Snicket author of The Series of Unfortunate Events
Lois Lowry - author of The Giver
Lois Sachar - author of Holes
Margaret Petersen Haddix author of Among the Hidden series
Obert Skye - author of Leven Thumps
Pam Munoz Ryan author of Esperanza Rising
P.B. Kerr - author of Children of the Lamp
Richard Peck -author of A Year Down Yonder
Rick Riordan - author of Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Roald Dahl - author of The BFG
Roland Smith author of Zach's Lie
Scott Westerfield - author of Uglies series
Shannon Hale- Author of Goose Girl
Sharon Creech - author of Walk Two Moons
Stephanie Meyer- author of Twilight
Suzanne Collins - author of Hunger Games
Will Hobbs - author of Kokopelli's Flute