Character to Author Letter
Instructions to Compete
Limit 1 entry per chapter
Students will create a letter from a character of a book of their choice to the author of that book.
Method of creation:
Document (must be PC compatible) Recommend MS Word or PDF Format. (File will be uploaded to Tome through submission form)
Method of Submission:
Fall Adviser Competition Entry Form
All entries must be submitted by:
No later than December 1. Entries must be submitted by the Chapter Adviser to the Canvas Adviser group -- only 1 entry per chapter/level (3-5), (6-8) and (9-12).
Product should include in any order:
It List Book Review Blog Post
Student submissions will include the following and will be judged on the quality of each category. Blogs must use formal language and correct grammar as well as be written in 500 words or fewer:
Proper Letter Format (10)
The letter is written in proper letter format. Includes date, address, salutation, body, complimentary closing, and signature. (5 points)
The letter includes some of the proper parts of a letter but not all.t (1-4 points)
Letter is not written in proper letter format and does not include necessary parts of a letter. (0 points)
Reflection of the Events from the Perspective of Chosen Character (20)
The letter includes a detailed reflection (positive or negative) on the main events that involve the chosen character from that character’s perspective (20 points)
The letter includes a reflection on some of the main events that occur in the book, but the reflections are not detailed or some of the events are not reflected upon. (1-19 points)
The letter does not include a reflection on the main events of the book from the perspective of the chosen character. (0 points)
Questions to the Author from the Character (20)
The letter includes at least 3 appropriate questions from the character to the author. (15 points)
The letter includes 1-2 appropriate questions from the character to the author. (1-14 points)
The letter does not include questions to the author or the questions are not appropriate. (0 points)
Suggestions to the Author
The letter includes at least 2 appropriate suggestions for changes the character would make to the book. (15 points)
The letter includes 1 appropriate suggestions for changes the character would make to the book.. (1-14 points).
The letter does not include any suggestions for changes, or suggestions are not appropriate. (0 points).
Creativity/ Personal Touches (15)
The letter includes detail, language, and other details that make it creative and unique to the character. (10 points)
The letter is not creative, engaging and/or in a unique style of the character. (1-9 points)
The letter is repetitive, unengaging, and rote (0 points)
The letter has perfect grammar and spelling in formal language (no LOL’s). (20 points)
The letter has 1-4 grammar/spelling/language errors (1-19 points).
The letter has more than 5 grammar/spelling/ language errors (0 points)
Student Book Choice Character Letter to Author
Classroom Lesson Plan
Students will be able to participate in competitions and conferences in order to showcase their knowledge with reading comprehension and technology.
Create a Letter from a Book Character to the Author
Students will create a letter from a character in a book they have read to the author of that book.
Novels of the students’ choice, Word Processing Software/Online Tool, Computer/Mobile Device with Internet Connection
Links to Prior Knowledge/Activities:
Students will have already read their chosen book..
The students’ letters will be graded according to a rubric and the finished product will serve as the assessment.
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