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Grade 3
Poetry

Self-Portrait

by Girod, 826 New Orleans
This celebratory poem uses similes to list all of the things the writer loves about themself.
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Percy Jackson Tweets

by Alex, 826michigan

Media
Narrative

Percy Jackson’s story retold—in a single tweet!

Grade 3
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Bath Time

Armani, 826 New Orleans

Poetry

A poem about the magic of bath time.

Grades 3–4
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Memories Through the Ages

by Keila S.O., 826michigan

Poetry

An “I Am From” poem about growing up in Detroit.

Grades 3–5
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The Letter

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A crucial missive for anyone playing a high-stakes game of "Hide and Seek".

Grades 3–4
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How to Breed a Dragon

by Alfredo Enriquez-Aguilar, 826 Valencia

Poetry

Have you ever wanted to care for a dragon? This poem teaches you how.

Grade 3
Writing
On the Inside

by Yasmeen W, Grade 3, 826 Valencia

Memoir
Narrative

In this descriptive short story, a student overcomes their fear of turning on their video.

Grades 3–5
Writing
Three Poems Put Into One

by Yarely, 826michigan

Memoir
Poetry

A poem about grandma. English and Spanish versions included.

Grade 3
Writing
The Houma Nation

by Lukas, 826 New Orleans

Informational
Persuasive

A student challenges the existence of Confederate monuments in New Orleans and builds the case for a monument to The Houma Nation instead.

Grades 2–3
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The Happy School

by Sebastian, 826 Valencia

Fantasy/SciFi
Narrative

In this story, a student finds a surprise within a Takis bag and makes a wish for a dream school.

Grade 3
Writing
Why Green Crayon is Cool

by Aiden Spence, Grade 3, 826NYC

Poetry

This poem describes all of the reasons why green is the best color.

Grades 3–5
Writing
Timber Rattle Snake

by Abdikabir, age 8, 826 MSP

Poetry

This poem uses the 1st person point-of-view to show what life looks like for a timber rattlesnake.

Grades 3–4
Writing
My House/Mi casa

by Fatima, 826michigan

Memoir
Poetry

A list poem about a beautiful room and a beautiful family in both English and Spanish.

Grades 3–4
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The Perfect School Where Nothing Goes Wrong

by Clara, 826 Valencia

Narrative

A detailed design for a new school that students would love, complete with outdoor spaces for tennis and ice-skating!

Grades 3–5
Writing
How Dinosaurs Went Extinct

by Charlie, 826michigan

Informational
Narrative

A very scientific retelling of why dinosaurs went extinct.

Grade 3
Writing
Bad Boy
by Cartoon Network

by Nana-Wadieh, 826NYC

Persuasive

This student writes about accepting people the way they are and putting yourself in someone else’s shoes.

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 3–5
Writing
The Lonely Homeless Child
by Cartoon Network

by Kayla, 826LA

Narrative

This author reflects on an act of kindness to someone in need.

Grades 1–3
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The Day I Cheered My Friend Up
by Cartoon Network

by Sherilyn, 826LA

Narrative

A story about what to do when one witnesses bullying.

Grades 3–5
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How to Escape Chocolate Quicksand

by Winta, 826DC

Informational

A concise but essential list of survival tips in the event of a sweet disaster.

Grades 1–6
Writing
A Rapper Legend

by Natalie, 826 Valencia

Informational

A recipe for how to create a legendary rapper.

Grades 3–5
Writing
The Weirdness of 1:00 A.M.

by Felix E., 826 Valencia

Narrative

A student's fear is conquered after a startling discovery.

Grades 1–5
Writing
Me, Myself, and I
by Cartoon Network

by Kevin, 826LA

Poetry

A letter from the author to the author on appreciating both the unconventional and conventional parts of oneself.

Grades 2–3
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Mission

by Madhav, 826michigan

Fantasy/SciFi
Narrative

In this short epic, a pig and a snail pilot a NASA rocket and bring breaking news back to New York City.

Grades 3–5
Writing
The Obsidian Door

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Fantasy/SciFi

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

Grade 3
Writing
The Supermouse Trio: Doom Cat’s Diary

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Fantasy/SciFi
Narrative

In this set of diary entries, a student explores what makes a villain.

Grades 2–3
Writing
My Future Self (2020)

by Jude, 826michigan

Fantasy/SciFi
Narrative

A student describes life in the future, complete with 3-D pens and hologram television!

Grades 3–4
Writing
Mourning Cloak Butterfly

by Ciaran, 826NYC

Informational
Narrative
Poetry
STEM

A creative field guide to a Mourning Cloak butterfly who lives in New York City.

Grade 3
Writing
An Ode to Cookies

Raven, 826 New Orleans

Poetry

You guessed it—an ode to cookies.

Grades 3–5
Writing
Magical Jealousy
by Cartoon Network

by Alyssa, Kevin, Gustavo, Jocelyn, and Gabriel, 826LA

Fantasy/SciFi
Narrative

In science class, Victoria the Manticore makes fun of Carla the Witch for using magic, and a few bystanders step in to take a stand against bullying.

Grades 3–5
Writing
The Girl With the Sweater

by Jekaya, 826 Boston

Narrative

A student reflects on what it takes to stand up to bullies and speak up for others.

Grades 1–6
Writing
How to Prank Your Mother

by Lina, 826 Valencia

Informational

A mischievous recipe calling for 3 tablespoons of candy, 10 gallons of not laughing, and 100 gallons of mother.

Grades 3–5
Writing
Me

by Faisa, age 9, 826 MSP

Poetry

This poem writes from the perspective of a Prairie Shooting Star flower, detailing a day in its life.

Grade 3
Writing
What If!

by Zoe Gomez, 826 New Orleans

Poetry

Through a series of questions, this poem asks what if the world was different.

Grades 3–4
Writing
Delicious Pepperoni Pizza / Pizza de Pepperoni Deliciosa

by Alexa, 826michigan

Poetry

A poem that tastes like pepperoni pizza.

Grades 3–5
Writing
Animal Poem

by Mohamed F., 826 MSP

Poetry

This poem uses descriptive language to leave the reader clues about the animal it is depicting.

Grades 3–5
Writing
I am Innocent: A Dragonbolt Story
by Cartoon Network

by Johny, 826 LA

Fantasy/SciFi
Media
Narrative

A riveting interview with Godzilla, Superman, and Dragonbolt—a cast of characters that will try to outdo one another before this TV special is up.