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Grades 7–12
Lessons
Where I’m From Poems

by 826 National

Poetry

Inspired by George Ella Lyon’s original poem, this lesson guides students through naming the people, places, and things that have shaped them.

Grades 7–9
Lessons
Choosing My Name

by Karla Brundage, 826 Valencia

Poetry

In this Lesson, students will further their understanding of how language can impact identity through the process of naming.

Grades 6–9
Lessons
Our Values

by Rebecca Darugar, 826NYC

Informational

Students will work in a collaborative, constructive setting to create a vision for your classroom as a safe space for students and teachers.

Grades 9–12
Sparks
Tell Me About Yourself: Interview Practice

by Jessica Thompson, 826 Dallas Project, and the Dallas Free Press

Informational
Media
Narrative

In this Spark, students will learn more about conducting interviews and practice by interviewing a classmate.

Grades 5–12
Sparks
Telephone Pictionary

by 826 National

Narrative

By combining two classic games, students will learn how storytelling and art can build community or help them break through writer’s block.

Grades 1–5
Sparks
My Name Is

by 826 National

Poetry

In this Spark, students will write a poem that can be used as a tool to introduce themselves to their classmates.

Grade 6
Writing
A Beam of Light Through the Corona Darkness

by Khari Garris, New York, NY

Poetry

A student remembers what life was like before the COVID-19 pandemic, and imagines a brighter day when schools reopen.