Projects

Projects are multi-session units on a topic or theme. They help teach process and revision while producing a polished piece.

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Showing 9 ProjectProjects
Grades 3–6
Informational

All About You Brochures

by Ashley Smith, 826 Valencia

Project Summary

Students create brochures to showcase the many meaningful parts of their identities.

Grades 3–6
Narrative, Persuasive

Dream Schools

by Ashley Smith, 826 Valencia

Project Summary

Students design dream schools filled with creative and imaginative elements to improve learning, complete with origin stories, illustrated designs, and sales pitches.

Grades 7–12
Informational, Narrative

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Motown Music & History

by Andrea Cisneros, Jeff Shi, Daniel Reck, & Frances Martin, 826michigan

Project Summary

Students will use music as a lens to learn about a historical period and research primary and secondary sources to write their own liner notes.

Grades 5–6
Narrative

Time Travel is Nerve-Wracking: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing

by Rebecca Darugar, 826NYC

Project Summary

In this project, alternate universes, crazy scenarios, and compelling characters abound as students take ownership of the science fiction genre and write short sci-fi stories of their own.

Grades 5–6
STEM

Plant Explorers

by Rebecca Darugar, 826NYC

Project Summary

Students investigate the plant life that grows within their community and then select a specific species to learn about in-depth and consider how that species interacts with the overall ecosystem.

Grades 5–6
Persuasive

Advertising the Future

by Ashley Smith, 826 Valencia

Project Summary

Students will learn about persuasive strategies used to convince consumers and apply these strategies to create advertisements for brand-new, original products that don’t yet exist!

Grades 6–8
Informational, Narrative, Visual, Performing, and Media Arts

Documentary Filmmakers

by Liz Levine, 826NYC

Project Summary

Students dive into documentary filmmaking, applying what they've learned about the documentary genre, story arcs, film production, and film editing to direct an original documentary film.

Grades 5–6
Narrative

Superheroes to the Rescue!

by Ashley Smith, 826 Valencia

Project Summary

In this lesson, students will create original superheroes (or villains) and write stories of their epic adventures.

Grades 4–5
Poetry

Rare Air / Aire Raro

by Brandan Pierce, 826michigan

Project Summary

In this project, students explore poetry as a way of explaining and defining the world around them via the people, places, and events that make up their life.