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Writing
The Obsidian Door

by Zaid Rodriguez, 826 Valencia

Fantasy/SciFi

This story immerses the reader in sensory details to tell the tale of what lies behind a mysterious door.

Grades 3–5
Writing
The Future is a Reflection of Yourself

by Angel Flores Vazquez, 826 Valencia

Fantasy/SciFi

This poem illustrates the effectiveness of descriptive language.

Grades 3–6
Lessons
Doors to the Future

by Dr. Bunny McFadden, 826 Valencia

Fantasy/SciFi
Narrative

Imagination opens doors to new possibilities. This lesson allows students to exercise their imaginations by describing an imaginary door to the future and picturing what is beyond it.

Grades 1–5
Sparks
Super Sentences: Verbs

by Naomi Solomon, 826NYC

Narrative

Nouns, adjectives, adverbs—and in this case—verbs are the building blocks of super sentences. In this Spark, students share action words that bring them joy and incorporate those verbs into a story.

Grades 1–5
Sparks
Super Sentences: Adverbs

by Naomi Solomon, 826NYC

Narrative

Nouns, adjectives, verbs—and in this case—adverbs are the building blocks of super sentences. In this Spark, students will practice identifying and using adverbs in their writing.

Grades 1–12
Educator
Short Stories

by 826 National

Narrative

This guide offers an abundance of resources to help students practice the basic elements that make up a short story.

Grades 1–12
Educator
Guide to Revision

by 826 National

This tool provides educators resources for practicing elements of revision with their students.

Grades 1–12
Educator
Building Community Through Writing

by 826 National

This resource will support educators in building a classroom community through writing.

Grades 1–12
Educator
How to Co-Create a Safe and Brave Space with Students

by 826 National

This resource will support educators through the process of co-creating Community Agreements with students.