Book Author Letter Writing Activity (freebie)

Grade Levels
3rd - 7th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
  • Internet Activities
6 pages
Compatible with Digital Devices
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This is a fun book author activity that reinforces the proper letter format, gets students motivated to read new books, and has real world impact. I use this activity all year round with my early finishers, but it also makes a great back to school summer reading activity, reading centers option, or independent reading activity that students can complete at at school or at home.

Using the handout, students search online for author contact information. Students prepare a letter using business format and mail the letter to the book author.

Resource Includes:

Common Core Standards

Locating Author Contact Information Handout

Sample Business Letter Format

Tips for Ensuring Author Replies

Lined Paper with Border for Student Letters

Additional Author Letter Information at: The-Room-Mom.com

To view more of my literature products for upper elementary students CLICK HERE.

back to school, letter writing, research skills, summer reading, end of the year, book authors, early finisher, distance learning

Total Pages
6 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 days
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