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Field Journals

by Kendra Lappin, 826 Valencia

Informational
STEM

Students will become naturalists for the day by performing field observations and recording their thoughts in a field journal.

Grade 7
Writing
Crystal Truth

by CA, Grade 7, 826CHI

Poetry

A writer's honest view of who they are and their potential.

Grade 5
Writing
I Am Energetic

by Kenneth Vasquez, Age 10, 826 Valencia

Poetry

A student reflects on their love of soccer.

Grades 3–5
Writing
My Family

by Ximena Torres, Age 9, 826 Valencia

Poetry

A poem about the lessons your family can teach you.

Grades 1–12
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Writing and Mental Health

by 826 National

The Educator Tool shares resources to help you support your students' mental health.

Grades 10–12
Writing
I’m Not Home But I Am

by Sally Phan, 826 Boston

Memoir
Narrative

A memoir that questions the idea of home and how it changes with time.

Grades 9–12
Writing
This Is Me

by Lucas Hu, 826 Boston

Poetry

A poem about staying true to yourself during a challenging transition

Grades 1–8, k
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Big Book of IFs

by 826 National, in partnership with Paramount Pictures

Fantasy/SciFi
Narrative

Imaginary friends come in all shapes and sizes! Inspired by the new Paramount Pictures movie, IF, students will create their own imaginary friend to take with them on their next adventure.

Grades 2–4
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Representation, Self-Advocacy, & Marley Dias

by Ashley Houston-King, 826 Digital Educator Leader

Informational

Students will learn about representation, self-advocacy, and the work of Marley Dias before writing about this young advocate.