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Grade 7
Informational, Narrative, Persuasive

The Beginning

Madison, 826CHI
In this compelling essay, a student rejects apathy and explores what really matters in conversations about solving gun violence towards black and brown men.
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Grades 6–7
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The Fight for Civil Rights in the Bathroom

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A student argues for the importance of transgender rights in response to current events.

Grades 6–8
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Dear Jackie Chan

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This student writes a letter to a hero with a sweet double kick: Jackie Chan!

Grades 7–12
Writing
My Family Interview

by Johnny Vasquez, 826 MSP

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A family interview reveals a mother's painful past and shines a light on her persistence.

Grades 6–7
Writing
Always Dreaming

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STEM

A recursive poem that helps students explore the potential connections between math fractals and verse.

Grades 7–9
Writing
New Sport: Pencils

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Informational

Making bottle flipping look like child's play, this piece outlines rules for the new, competitive Fantasy Sport "Pencils".

Grades 5–8
Writing
The Great Achievement

by Marco, 826LA

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Playwriting

A screenplay about a plane crash and an epic journey to Mexico, with a twist!

Grades 6–7
Writing
Letter to Kiwi

by Amaya, 826michigan

Narrative

A letter devoted to a favorite fruit that’s sweet and sour just like this student’s favorite candy: Sour Patch Kids!

Grades 7–8
Writing
Irritating Noise

by Curtis, 826michigan

Poetry

A rhyming (inverse) ode to a very irritating noise.

Grades 7–8
Writing
Just Glitter and Be Questioning

by Eva, 826 Valencia

Narrative

A student celebrates the journey of discovering whom to love.

Grades 7–9
Writing
Fruit Woman Saves the Day

by Pia, 826NYC

Fantasy/SciFi
Narrative
STEM

A student reimagines food justice: Fruit Woman must convince Junk Food Man and Cheesecake Boy to eat their fruits and vegetables.

Grade 7
Writing
New York + Her Plans

by Sela, 826 MSP

Poetry

This poem holds big dreams for the speaker's future.

Grades 6–7
Writing
Ode to Sonia Melara

by Jose Martin Gomez, 826 Valencia

Poetry

This poem celebrates a special person in the writer's life.

Grade 7
Writing
The Place in My Mind

by Renee, 826NYC

Poetry

A poem about a place where ideas can grow.

Grade 7
Writing
The Summer of 2097

by Asa, 826CHI

Fantasy/SciFi
Narrative

This narrator embarks on a mysterious vacation in the sky!

Grades 6–8
Writing
Bryan

by Elsy, 826LA

Media
Narrative
Poetry

Song lyrics about memories of cake and pizza, friendship, and giving 1,000 opinions.

Grades 6–7
Writing
The Farm

by John, 826NYC

Fantasy/SciFi
Narrative
STEM

A creative commentary on food justice in which Digestive Man defends local farms from Corn Boy and the Factory Farmers!

Grade 7
Writing
Untitled

by Sam, 826CHI

Poetry
STEM

In this poem, a student pits mathematics against the unknown.

Grades 6–8
Writing
Dear Mom

by Jin, 826LA

Narrative

This student says thank you to her Mom, her hero, for a life full love and beef noodles!

Grades 6–7
Writing
Meanwhile at Jump City School…

by Christian, 826michigan

Media
Narrative

In this resolution inspired by the "Include Someone" lesson and Cartoon Network storyboard, we learn that sometimes the easiest way to make someone feel included is by lending a hand.

Grades 6–8
Writing
The Crane in the Constellations
by Cartoon Network

by Alondra, 826CHI

Fantasy/SciFi
Narrative

An epic story of a princess who seeks acceptance among the stars.

Grades 6–7
Writing
Yellow Like Bananas

by Wayne Gillyard, 826 Valencia

Poetry

This poem shares the writer's love of all things yellow.

Grade 7
Writing
The Particle Accelerator / El Acelerador de Partículas

by Angel, 826CHI

Fantasy/SciFi
Narrative
STEM

Several friends harness a new source of energy and develop superpowers—with a surprise ending! Both Spanish and English versions available.

Grades 6–8
Writing
Rap for Stan Lee

by Luis, 826LA

Media
Poetry

A rap song dedicated to the Marvel comic writer Stan Lee and his inspired creations like the Hulk, Deadpool, Iron Man, and The Fantastic Four.

Grades 6–7
Writing
Daddy Longlegs

by Chelsea, 826NYC

Informational
Narrative
STEM

A creative field guide to Daddy Longlegs.

Grade 7
Writing
Why Do Borders Exist?

by V.G., 826LA

Poetry

A poem that muses on the purpose of borders in question and answer format.

Grade 7
Writing
Heart and Soul

by Ibrahim, Grade 7, 826 MSP

Narrative

In this letter from the Essential Words lesson, 7th grader Ibrahim thanks Nurses for the heart and soul they put into caring for their patients and fighting disease.

Grades 7–8
Writing
My Volleyball Blues

by Lesly, 826 Valencia

Poetry

A sports poem about the losing blues.

Grades 7–8
Writing
Who I Am

by Duanté, 826 Valencia

Narrative

A personal narrative about race and identity.

Grade 7
Writing
Heart-Beat

by Sahir M., Grade 7

Poetry

This poem uses metaphors to describe who the speaker really is.

Grades 6–7
Writing
Golden Girl and Lolo

by Leslie, 826NYC

Fantasy/SciFi
Narrative
STEM

In this imaginative narrative about food justice, Golden Girl and LoLo go up against the evil Chemical Bug so kids everywhere can eat healthy fruits and vegetables.

Grades 6–8
Writing
Laughter Means You’re Alive

by 826NYC students

Poetry

This collaborative poem explores the many sides and senses of laughter.

Grade 7
Writing
7 / 5 / 2 / 1 / 1

by Isabella Serrato, Grade 7, 826 Dallas Project

Poetry

This poem uses sound devices to enhance the overall tone.

Grade 7
Writing
How to Survive the Seventh Grade

by Alonso, 826 Boston

Informational

An insightful set of instructions for surviving a day as a 7th grader in the Boston Teachers Union School.

Grades 6–7
Writing
We’ll Still Try: The Fight of the Standing Sioux Against the Dakota Access Pipeline

by Destiny, 826NYC

Persuasive
Poetry
STEM

In this poem, a student contrasts conflicting perspectives on the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Grades 7–8
Writing
jalapeño + love

by Calvin, 826michigan

Narrative

A student professes love—to a jalapeño!

Grade 7
Writing
Doomungous

by Mateo, 826CHI

Fantasy/SciFi
Informational
Narrative

An informative entry on the meaning and usage of a student-inspired word: doomungous.

Grades 7–8
Writing
School Blues

by Jamie, 826 Valencia

Poetry

A metaphorical poem about frustrations, from homework to homelessness.

Grade 7
Writing
Meanwhile at Jump City School…

by Issa Caothien, 826NYC

Fantasy/SciFi
Media
Narrative

In this resolution inspired by the "Include Someone" lesson and Cartoon Network storyboard, we learn that if you work together, you're golden!

Grades 6–7
Writing
Blank Sky

by Uma Cantone, 826NYC

Narrative

Ever wonder what would happen if the sky fell? This student uses metaphor to explore new beginnings.

Grades 7–8
Writing
BLM

by Chelsea, 826NYC

Poetry

An acrostic poem about the Black Lives Matter movement.

Grades 7–8
Writing
Manifesto

by Djeneba, 826michigan

Poetry

A student’s manifesto!

Grades 7–8
Writing
My Persuasive Letter

by Renée, 826NYC

Persuasive

A persuasive letter detailing to the recipient the pointlessness of writing a persuasive letter. A helpful example for reluctant writers.

Grades 6–8
Writing
Listen

by Khloe Fewster, 826 Valencia

Poetry

This poem uses repetition to give advice for when you're feeling unsure of yourself.

Grades 6–7
Writing
A Willow Tree

by Renee, 826NYC

Poetry

A poem that explores all that a tree can stand for.

Grades 6–8
Writing
Happy

by Evelyn Escamilla, 826 Valencia

Poetry

This poem uses metaphors and similes to describe happiness.

Grades 6–7
Writing
The Freezy Pen

by Giovanna, 826NYC

Informational
Narrative

An informative how-to on using a pen that can manipulate time and space.

Grades 7–8
Writing
Hoverboard Failure

by Kevin, 826NYC

Fantasy/SciFi
Narrative

An informational briefing on a horrible incident in the year 5176 that changed the hoverboarding industry forever.

Grades 6–7
Writing
The Adventures of Nutriman and Junkster

by Saeed, 826NYC

Fantasy/SciFi
Narrative
STEM

Food justice advocacy is reimagined by this student as an epic battle rages between Nutriman, Captain Nutritional, and Junkster in a school cafeteria!