Students honored when authors respond to their work via Twittter

Never mind that the last day of school for students was three days ago– the first days of summer have brought much joy to two of my 9th grade students who connected with authors via Twitter. The girls shared links to their final independent book projects and received responses from their literary heroines, Laurie Halse Anderson and Ellen Hopkins! (Truth be told, I was pretty darned stoked about it as well!)  I am grateful to the authors and excited that technology affords us so many options to make relevant, meaningful connections.

Here are the links to Tori’s Burned  trailer and Kathryn’s Speak trailer.

And here are screen captures of the Twitter exchanges with the authors:

Hopkins Twitter


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