4th / 5th grade at LES and WES
Students design a library mug to hand out to administration staff.
Mug should celebrate libraries, School Library Month (April) or National Library Week!
4th / 5th grade at RES and EES
Letters to the Editor (link to informative page for students)
Students talk about why we should support libraries in a letter designed for the editor. Winning entries will be submitted to the Sentinel and McPherson News.
Due Date: April 6th, 2016
Include either the dates for School Library Month: April 2016 or National Library Week
Encourage people to celebrate by visiting the library or a Little Free Library.
Explain why libraries are awesome!
HOW DO YOU WRITE A LETTER TO THE EDITOR?OPEN THE LETTER WITH A SIMPLE SALUTATION.Don't worry if you don't know the editor's name. A simple "To the Editor of the Daily Sun," or just “To the Editor:” is sufficient. If you have the editor's name, however, you should use it to increase the possibilities of your letter being read.
GRAB THE READER'S ATTENTION.Your opening sentence is very important. It should tell readers what you’re writing about, and make them want to read more.
EXPLAIN WHAT THE LETTER IS ABOUT AT THE START.Throughout your letter, remember the rule:
EXPLAIN WHY THE ISSUE IS IMPORTANT.If you are motivated enough to write a letter to a newspaper or magazine, the importance of your topic may seem clear to you. Remember, though, that the general public probably doesn't share your background or the interest. Explain the issue and its importance simply. Use plain language that most people will understand
Pay no attention the (wo)man behind the curtain!