Correspondence: Letters to Authors & Illustrators. Megan Griffin Heather McRae Kayla Wall. ECED 4300 A Dr. Tonja Root Summer 2010 Grade 3. Prewriting Megan Griffin. GPS: ELA3W1 The student demonstrates competency in the writing process. The student
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ECED 4300 A
Dr. Tonja Root
m. Pre-writes to generate ideas, develops a rough draft, rereads to revise and edits to correct.
What is your address?
(Your street number, street name, & apartment number (if living in an apartment))
(Your city, state, and zip code)
Who will get your letter?
What are some thoughts and feelings you would like to share with the author or illustrator?
What are some questions you would like to ask the author or illustrator?
m. Pre-writes to generate ideas, develops a rough draft, rereads to revise, and edits to correct.
Dear Mr. Riordian,
I really liked your book! The Lightning Thief was a good book because it made me want to keep reading and reading, I couldn’t put it down! At first I thought that gods didn’t exist, but after reading your book I thought there might still be gods all over the place with their demi-gods and demi-goddesses. My favorite character was Percy Jackson because he can breathe underwater, control ocean life, and make anything he touches underwater dry. I liked it when he was underwater and he grabbed a hamburger wrapper and a lighter and lit the wrapper on fire, underwater! If I was a demi-god I would have Poseidon as my father and I would create tsunamis and right when they were going to hit, I would stop them and push them back to the ocean. I have read the other two books and I am anxiously awaiting the fourth!
Sincerely,Carson Powers4th grade, Village Elementary School Emporia, KS
1. Edit your rough draft
2. Look for errors in:
3. Peer editing
4. Teacher Conference
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