Some say that letter writing—and developing a deep sense of care towards the person on the other end—is a lost art. But we know it’s not; it’s just buried a little bit deeper than before. This project will launch your students headfirst into a letter-writing campaign with a partner classroom, allowing them to explore the importance behind written correspondence, communicating details and emotions to their reader, and building a relationship with someone who was once a stranger. Each session starts by grounding your students in their own creativity and experience and ends by celebrating their newfound friendships.
by Ryan Young, 826 Valencia
Students write personal and fictional narratives inspired by Frankenstein. Prompts include: misunderstood monsters, fears and horrors, a science experiment gone wrong, and rewriting the story.
by Jeff Carver, New Harmony High, New Orleans & Kyley Pulphus, 826 New Orleans
Young writers imagine a world that has lost their home city due to various threats: environmental, cultural, and supernatural.
by Jessica Thompson, 826 Dallas Project; and the Dallas Free Press
Students will report on a story relevant to their community, while also growing their critical media literacy skills.
by Naomi Soloman, 826NYC
Calling all ghostbusters! In this project, students will write their own ghost stories, focusing on tone, classic horror tropes, and plot twists.
by 826 National
A flexible, 4-week unit designed for students in grades 9-12 to "write their way" with authentic purpose. Includes a curriculum guide, calendar, and links to all related 826 Digital resources.
by Andrea Cisneros, Jeff Shi, Daniel Reck, & Frances Martin, 826michigan
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.
by 826 National
A flexible, 4-week unit designed for students in grades 6-8 to "write their way" with authentic purpose. Includes a curriculum guide, calendar, and links to all related 826 Digital resources.
by Julius Panoriñgan, 826LA
This project offers an exploration into computer science and coding. Students will learn how a knowledge of coding can make them stronger writers.
by Liz Levine, 826NYC
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.