Students will learn the definition of community journalism, analyze a piece of media for message and author intent, and share stories of their communities by interviewing community members and synthesizing interviews with their own original writing. Students will also learn basic craft elements of journalism writing.
by Maria Villareal, 826CHI
Students will exchange letters with students from different classes or schools. By listening to others’ stories and sharing stories of their own, students will practice to read and write with empathy.
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 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 9-12 to "write their way" with authentic purpose. Includes a curriculum guide, calendar, and links to all related 826 Digital resources.
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.