Enter the Letters About Literature (LAL) contest today! It is a great way to get your young people to think critically about something they've read and how and why it made them see the world or themselves differently. LAL meets Common Core Standards for writing, too!
Letters About Literature is a writing contest that encourages students in grades 4–12 to write a personal letter to the author (living or dead) of a fiction or nonfiction book, a short story, poem, essay or speech (sorry, no song lyrics) they have read and about which they have strong feelings. Their letter should explore those feelings and why they reacted the way they did during or after reading.
The entry deadline is January 11, 2016. Download complete guidelines and the entry form here.