by Johnny Vasquez, 826 MSP
A family interview reveals a mother's painful past and shines a light on her persistence.
by Giovanna, 826NYC
An informative how-to on using a pen that can manipulate time and space.
by Leslie, 826NYC
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.
by Uma Cantone, 826NYC
Ever wonder what would happen if the sky fell? This student uses metaphor to explore new beginnings.
by Luis, 826LA
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.
by 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.
by Sahir M., Grade 7
This poem uses metaphors to describe who the speaker really is.
by Destiny, 826NYC
In this poem, a student contrasts conflicting perspectives on the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
by Elsy, 826LA
Song lyrics about memories of cake and pizza, friendship, and giving 1,000 opinions.
by Calvin, 826michigan
A student professes love—to a jalapeño!
by Renee, 826NYC
A poem that explores all that a tree can stand for.
by Pia, 826NYC
A student reimagines food justice: Fruit Woman must convince Junk Food Man and Cheesecake Boy to eat their fruits and vegetables.
by Renée, 826NYC
A persuasive letter detailing to the recipient the pointlessness of writing a persuasive letter. A helpful example for reluctant writers.
by Jason, 826michigan
Making bottle flipping look like child's play, this piece outlines rules for the new, competitive Fantasy Sport "Pencils".
by Amaya, 826michigan
A letter devoted to a favorite fruit that’s sweet and sour just like this student’s favorite candy: Sour Patch Kids!
by Angel, 826CHI
Several friends harness a new source of energy and develop superpowers—with a surprise ending! Both Spanish and English versions available.
by Evelyn Escamilla, 826 Valencia
This poem uses metaphors and similes to describe happiness.
by Luis, 826LA
This student writes a letter to a hero with a sweet double kick: Jackie Chan!
by Isabella Serrato, Grade 7, 826 Dallas Project
This poem uses sound devices to enhance the overall tone.
by Djeneba, 826michigan
A student’s manifesto!
by Ibrahim, Grade 7, 826 MSP
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.
by Renee, 826NYC
A poem about a place where ideas can grow.
by Sela, 826 MSP
This poem holds big dreams for the speaker's future.
by Sam, 826CHI
In this poem, a student pits mathematics against the unknown.
by Jin, 826LA
This student says thank you to her Mom, her hero, for a life full love and beef noodles!
by Chelsea, 826NYC
A creative field guide to Daddy Longlegs.
by Jamie, 826 Valencia
A metaphorical poem about frustrations, from homework to homelessness.
by Alondra, 826CHI
An epic story of a princess who seeks acceptance among the stars.
by 826NYC students
This collaborative poem explores the many sides and senses of laughter.
by Lesly, 826 Valencia
A sports poem about the losing blues.
by Issa Caothien, 826NYC
In this resolution inspired by the "Include Someone" lesson and Cartoon Network storyboard, we learn that if you work together, you're golden!
by Mateo, 826CHI
An informative entry on the meaning and usage of a student-inspired word: doomungous.
by Harrison, 826michigan
A recursive poem that helps students explore the potential connections between math fractals and verse.
by Marco, 826LA
A screenplay about a plane crash and an epic journey to Mexico, with a twist!
by Satis, 826 Valencia
A student argues for the importance of transgender rights in response to current events.
by Jose Martin Gomez, 826 Valencia
This poem celebrates a special person in the writer's life.
by Chelsea, 826NYC
An acrostic poem about the Black Lives Matter movement.
by Khloe Fewster, 826 Valencia
This poem uses repetition to give advice for when you're feeling unsure of yourself.
by Eva, 826 Valencia
A student celebrates the journey of discovering whom to love.
by Saeed, 826NYC
Food justice advocacy is reimagined by this student as an epic battle rages between Nutriman, Captain Nutritional, and Junkster in a school cafeteria!
by Alonso, 826 Boston
An insightful set of instructions for surviving a day as a 7th grader in the Boston Teachers Union School.
by Wayne Gillyard, 826 Valencia
This poem shares the writer's love of all things yellow.
by Asa, 826CHI
This narrator embarks on a mysterious vacation in the sky!
by Duanté, 826 Valencia
A personal narrative about race and identity.
by Curtis, 826michigan
A rhyming (inverse) ode to a very irritating noise.
by John, 826NYC
A creative commentary on food justice in which Digestive Man defends local farms from Corn Boy and the Factory Farmers!
by Kevin, 826NYC
An informational briefing on a horrible incident in the year 5176 that changed the hoverboarding industry forever.
by Christian, 826michigan
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.