Tuesday: By the end of the day you should submit your completed rough draft of your "Dear Smithsonian" letter to my gmail address.
A good way to think about this is writing requirement is a combination of an informational and argumentative text: 1) Explain who your author is, what they are known for, how they have influenced American literature, and what is important about the particular text you are reading; 2) Persuade your reader (the Smithsonian museum) that your author and specifically this text are worthy of their own exhibit, with plenty of evidence about why.
Remember that it's a formal letter, so consider your formatting and your language.
Back to the assignment - I will read these and provide feedback in order of submission, so the earlier you submit it, the earlier you will get it back from me. I will provide you with thorough feedback, which I expect to see reflected in your final draft. I will NOT spend time editing a rough draft if it is clear that you have spent zero time proofreading it yourself, so please do that work up front. On-time submissions will receive a 100. Late submissions will not earn a grade, although I will still give you feedback if you would like it.
FOR YOUR REFERENCE - HERE IS THE RUBRIC FOR THE PROJECT: