Author Kathleen Wainwright has published her first children’s book, Summer in the City. Welcome to day 8 of her 10 day virtual tour! Today Kathleen will be sharing a letter writing activity that can be used to a letter to an author!
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Hi Charity! Thank you so much for hosting me during my blog tour! I’ve learned so much from you; it is an honor to be able to share something about me with your readers on your blog. This has been such a wonderful journey. I am an avid collector of children’s books. As I worked on my book I could not wait to share my story with the world.
Earlier this week I had the opportunity to talk about the inspiration behind Summer in the City, the self-publishing process, my personal connections to the book and I shared some pretty cool freebies that come from the Summer in the City Teacher’s Reading Companion. Be sure to visit the other blogs that have helped this tour o be succesful!
Today I wanted to share a writing activity. Do you write to the authors of your favorite books? Do you like to receive letters from an author once you’ve written to them? If so, you will love this activity. What I did was first write to the students sharing with them a few things about myself. It isn’t a personalized letter, I start with Dear students; however, it is a letter from me that teachers can read prior to starting a freindly letter unit. I also provide the steps necessary for students to follow when writing a friendly letter along with a visual sample of how to organize a friendly letter and address an envelope. My mailing address is included and I encourage students to write me a letter! I look forward to hearing from students from around the world. I feel that being an author and a teacher will provide me with unique experiences that I will be able to share with my students. I can’t wait to showcase letters that come from around the world in my classroom. I plan on responding to every single letter!