For Teachers - How to Submit Your Classroom Entries Online in 10 Easy Steps!
- Use this online entry form. (Open on November 4, 2020.)
- Create your account / Have an account? Sign in.
- If you don’t have a Submittable account, create a free account by filling out the Create your account form. Click the Create Account and Continue button to continue with the Letters About Literature submission process.
- Read the full submission instructions, including the 2020-2021 Letters about Literature Texas official rules, before you submit your classroom entries.
- Enter your school address and work contact information. Please enter your school name without any abbreviations in “Address Line 1.” Click Save Address and Continue.
- On the submission page, under “Who is submitting this form?”, choose “a teacher.”
- For each student, complete all required fields for submission, upload or type the student’s letter entry and click Submit. You will need to complete this process for each student’s letter.
- If any of your students are younger than the age of 13 before November 4, 2020, you will be prompted to pause, save your progress and upload a scanned pdf or image of a hand-signed parent permission form. This form is required for all students younger than 13. We recommend collecting signed permission forms prior to beginning the submission process.
- After a successful submission, you will be redirected to the beginning of the form. To submit another entry, simply scroll down and click Save Address and Continue. Please do not edit the address fields—these are saved to your account and will be autocompleted for every entry. Complete the rest of the form for each student’s entry.
- You will receive an email confirmation for each classroom entry you submit. You may view and track the status of all your completed and in progress submissions under “My Submissions.” If necessary, select a submission from this menu and click Edit to request permission to update an entry.
- Congratulations! You have successfully submitted your classroom letters to the 2020-2021 Letters About Literature Texas contest.
Alternate classroom submission process: Teachers with older students and a computer lab may prefer to have each student create their own Submittable account and submit their entry themselves. When completing the online entry form, these students should select that “a student” is completing the form with “teacher assistance” and enter their school name and your email address in the fields that appear.
Important note: We do not recommend that teachers create an account and have all their students log in and submit using the teacher’s account. In order to submit entries at the same time, students must be logged in to separate accounts. If you submit all the entries with the same account, you must complete the form and submit an entry before beginning to submit the next entry.
For further submission details or questions, please consult the FAQ.
A video walkthrough of the online submission process for students, teachers and parents is embedded in the instructions section of each online submission form and is also available at this link: https://youtu.be/Zh_KPpIM9mk. (Note: This video is from the 2019-2020 entry year, but it still contains all the essential submission information.)
The Letters About Literature Teaching Guide provides activities teachers can use to guide their students through the book discussion and letter-writing process. The guide addresses the LAL teaching strategies and ways in which the program can dovetail with curriculum for teaching reading and writing. Also included are worksheets for duplication and assessment checklists.
Certificates for Your Students
We are pleased to offer you the ability to print or download certificates of completion for your students for their Letters About Literature submission. Those are available on our educator resource page.