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Students recall “last times” in their lives and revisit the depth of their experience through writing.
This poetry prompt from Ada Limón invites students to consider a personal connection to an animal.
A pair of prompts that invites students to consider how time, location, and dialogue can be used to construct a scene and build meaning.
In this Lesson, students will learn how to write comedy sketches inspired by "Monty Python’s Flying Circus."
Part letter, part long-form poem, "For Every One" offers reflections and courageous words about unraveling and rebuilding one's dreams.
National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and NYT Bestselling Author, Jason Reynolds, joined 826 students for a conversation on his video project, "For Every One."
Students will write a personal narrative where they describe themselves as a place. Not a specific place, but all the things a "place" consists of.
Over a flexible series of activities, students will learn to draw details from real life to create unforgettable characters and compelling stories.
Through a series of short drawing activities, students will explore the ways observable details can have a major impact on their writing.
Students will collectively create a running list of golden details—details and descriptions that are singular, completely original, and make one's subject unforgettable.
Students write two stories focused on the power of inclusion with this downloadable, printable, DIY publishing kit.
Why does kindness count? In this lesson, students will consider acts of kindness they’ve experienced or witnessed and reflect on the difference that kindness makes in the world.
This lesson encourages students to consider and write about the myriad ways to include someone, stop bullying before it starts, and make a difference.
After writing about their personal and social identities, students discover that sometimes what makes us unique is what brings us together.
In this twist on a classic game, students will practice intentional inclusivity with their classmates, as well as brainstorm other ways to continue building community throughout the school year.
Students write similes to express what their emotions feel like and build plans to treat others with kindness and empathy.