Upcoming Events

Aug 14-Dec 8
National Writing Contest




            Student submissions to Letters About Literature (LAL), a national writing contest sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress in partnership with Target, are now being accepted.  To enter, young readers write a letter to an author, past or present, describing how that authorís work somehow changed the studentís view of the world or of himself/herself.  The contest, which focuses on reader response and reflective writing, has three competition levels: Level 1 for students in grades 4-6; Level 2 for students in grades 7 and 8; and Level 3 for students in grades 9-12.  Winners on the state level each receive a cash award as well as a $50 Target GiftCard.  Six national finalists and their parents will travel to Washington, DC., courtesy of Target, where the finalists will read their letters during the National Book Festival in the fall of 2007.  The national winners also receive a $500 Target GiftCard.

Target sponsors Letters About Literature as part of its national reading initiative, ďReady. Sit. Read!,Ē which is aimed at fostering a love of reading among children at an early age.  Since opening its first store in 1962, Target has partnered with nonprofit organizations, guests and team members to help meet community needs.

The Center for the Book was established in 1977 as a public-private partnership to use the resources of the Library of Congress to stimulate public interest in books and reading.   For information about its activities and national reading promotion networks, visit www.loc.gov/cfbook.

All entries must be received by December 8, 2006.  Teachers can download the official how-to-enter guidelines at the LAL website, www.loc.gov/letters.  To receive a free copy in Adobe of the LAL teacherís guide, which includes lesson plans, blackline masters, and assessment checklists, teachers should contact the national project director at lettersaboutlit@epix.net.

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