Help your students to love reading with the Independent Reading/SSR Resources: Letter to Author. This will help you assess an independent reading time or Silent Sustained Reading (SSR) program (also known as Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) and Reading Workshop). Use the Letter to Author as real-world assignment to help gauge students comprehension of their SSR book and to give them an authentic reason to write. Includes notes explaining how the Letter to Author has been used with my own classes, the Information Sheet for Letter to Author, and an example letter. This document is also included in the Independent Reading/SSR Resources: All-in-One DEAL and the Start of School, Team-Building, and Reading MEGA Package.