by Nicolien Buholzer, 826LA
In this lesson, students consider the perspective of a villain they love to hate. They will create a compelling backstory…
by Alex, 826michigan
Percy Jackson’s story retold—in a single tweet!
by Girod, 826 New Orleans
This celebratory poem uses similes to list all of the things the writer loves about themself.
by Sebastian, 826 Valencia
In this story, a student finds a surprise within a Takis bag and makes a wish for a dream school.
by Johny, 826 LA
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.
by Abdikabir, age 8, 826 MSP
This poem uses the 1st person point-of-view to show what life looks like for a timber rattlesnake.
by Yarely, 826michigan
A poem about grandma. English and Spanish versions included.
by Ehmely, 826CHI
A crucial missive for anyone playing a high-stakes game of "Hide and Seek".
by Natalie, 826 Valencia
A recipe for how to create a legendary rapper.
by Faisa, age 9, 826 MSP
This poem writes from the perspective of a Prairie Shooting Star flower, detailing a day in its life.
by Kayla, 826LA
This author reflects on an act of kindness to someone in need.
by Jekaya, 826 Boston
A student reflects on what it takes to stand up to bullies and speak up for others.
by Alyssa, Kevin, Gustavo, Jocelyn, and Gabriel, 826LA
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.
by Clara, 826 Valencia
A detailed design for a new school that students would love, complete with outdoor spaces for tennis and ice-skating!
by Alfredo Enriquez-Aguilar, 826 Valencia
Have you ever wanted to care for a dragon? This poem teaches you how.
by Aiden Spence, Grade 3, 826NYC
This poem describes all of the reasons why green is the best color.
Raven, 826 New Orleans
You guessed it—an ode to cookies.
by Ciaran, 826NYC
A creative field guide to a Mourning Cloak butterfly who lives in New York City.
by Nana-Wadieh, 826NYC
This student writes about accepting people the way they are and putting yourself in someone else’s shoes.
by Zoe Gomez, 826 New Orleans
Through a series of questions, this poem asks what if the world was different.
by Yasmeen W, Grade 3, 826 Valencia
In this descriptive short story, a student overcomes their fear of turning on their video.
by Sherilyn, 826LA
A story about what to do when one witnesses bullying.
by Mohamed F., 826 MSP
This poem uses descriptive language to leave the reader clues about the animal it is depicting.
Armani, 826 New Orleans
A poem about the magic of bath time.
by Madhav, 826michigan
In this short epic, a pig and a snail pilot a NASA rocket and bring breaking news back to New York City.
by Lukas, 826 New Orleans
A student challenges the existence of Confederate monuments in New Orleans and builds the case for a monument to The Houma Nation instead.
by Jude, 826michigan
A student describes life in the future, complete with 3-D pens and hologram television!
by Zaid Rodriguez, 826 Valencia
This story immerses the reader in sensory details to tell the tale of what lies behind a mysterious door.
by Charlie, 826michigan
A very scientific retelling of why dinosaurs went extinct.
by Alexa, 826michigan
A poem that tastes like pepperoni pizza.
by Angel Flores Vazquez, 826 Valencia
This poem illustrates the effectiveness of descriptive language.
by Lina, 826 Valencia
A mischievous recipe calling for 3 tablespoons of candy, 10 gallons of not laughing, and 100 gallons of mother.
by Kevin, 826LA
A letter from the author to the author on appreciating both the unconventional and conventional parts of oneself.
by Keila S.O., 826michigan
An “I Am From” poem about growing up in Detroit.
by Winta, 826DC
A concise but essential list of survival tips in the event of a sweet disaster.
by Fatima, 826michigan
A list poem about a beautiful room and a beautiful family in both English and Spanish.
by Felix E., 826 Valencia
A student's fear is conquered after a startling discovery.