Attached is an announcement of a national writing contest that surely will interest ... homeschooling parents.
Letters About Literature invites children to write a letter to an author, living or dead, explaining how his or her work somehow changed their view of the world or themselves. Typically, we receive about 50,000 letters each year. Although the deadline for submission is December 8, we have free teaching resources we could place in the hands of educators if this announcement ran sometime in September and/or October.
Teachers who learn about the program late generally don't have the tme to work the lessons into their schedules. Can you help us get the word out early about this
valuable reading and writing promotion program?
For more information you can contact me directly or visit the Library of Congress Letters about Literature website: http://www.loc.gov/letters
Catherine Gourley, Letters About Literature Project Director
Center for the Book in the Library of Congress