Center Focus

Letter to an Author

  1. Students will need to pick a book that they really enjoyed. They should write down things that they liked about it. For best results, have a list of questions to trigger responses.
  2. Have them write a letter to the author of the book, discussing the story, why they like it, asking questions about the story or characters, etc.
  3. Their letter needs to be written in proper letter format. You may want to have this format displayed. Click here for a reproducible template of a basic letter format.
  4. Have students address envelopes, write the return address, and affix a stamp as well. Mail the letters. This is a great way for students to learn about correspondence in addition to gaining experience with writing letters and expressing their feelings and opinions to someone they don't actually know.
  5. Post any responses you may get.

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