Letters About Literature: S.C.‘s First Place Winners
Monday - June 24, 2013
Each year the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress in partnership with affiliate state centers for the book, invites readers in grades 4 through 10 to enter Letters About Literature, a national reading-writing contest. To enter, readers write a personal letter to an author, living or dead, from any genre--fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic, explaining how that author’s work changed the student’s way of thinking about the world or themselves. There are three competition levels: Level I for children in grades 4 through 6; Level II for grades 7 and 8, and Level III for grades 9 and 10. On this week's podcast, we'll have each first-place winner read her letter and we'll discuss the advantages of participation in the contest with their teachers. Celebrate with the winners and learn more about Letters About Literature on this week's Speaking of Schools!