Talking about Text Quality
(Source: The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress)
Letters About Literature (http://read.gov/letters/)
Writing a Letter About Literature challenges you (as a team) to respond to what you have read, to develop and express your responses to a work of literature in detail, to craft your thoughts with powerful language, and to practice a very important writing skill - targeting a specific audience (here: the author).
Task: As a team, use the following worksheets provided by The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress to help you meet this challenge. Please do all the 'compulsory' worksheets and choose at least two from the optional ones. Make the most of the fact that you have the chance to work as a team, i.e. you may distribute the worksheets amongst yourselves and then instruct each other.
Worksheet 1: Correspond, Don't Compliment!
Worksheet 2: Sythesize, Don't Summarize!
Worksheet 6: Letter Writing Format & Rubric
Worksheet 3: The Lead Paragraph - How to Hook the Reader in 25 Words or Less!
Worksheet 4: Bookends (...or how to close your letter)
Worksheet 5: A Few Words About Vocabulary
Worksheet 7: You be the Judge!
Worksheet 8: Beware of Dead Ends and Detours!
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