Writing

The Writing gallery features pieces produced by students over the course of Lessons and Projects featured on the site, as well as from our collection of student publications. These may be used to help envision what your students will produce, or as representative, relatable example texts to use in class.

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Showing 198 Writing SampleWriting Samples
Grades 9–12
Narrative

Giving Shelter

by Steysi Hailee, 826LA

Writing Sample Summary

A student reflects on a small moment and single sacrifice that transformed her outlook on giving.

Grade 3
Persuasive

The Houma Nation

by Lukas, 826 New Orleans

Writing Sample Summary

A student challenges the existence of Confederate monuments in New Orleans and builds the case for a monument to The Houma Nation instead.

Grade 12
Narrative

Finding My Wings

by Camille, 826LA

Writing Sample Summary

A student finds her wings in unexpected places in this piece about the transition to college.

Grade 3
Social-Emotional Learning

Bad Boy

by Nana-Wadieh A., 826NYC

Writing Sample Summary

This student writes about accepting people the way they are and putting yourself in someone else’s shoes.

Grade 5
Social-Emotional Learning

The Story of Betty

by Natalia, 826CHI

Writing Sample Summary

A story told by her grandfather leads Betty on a journey where fiction and reality collide.

Grades 4–5
Narrative, Social-Emotional Learning

How Bullying Makes You Feel

by Lux W., 826NYC

Writing Sample Summary

A student reflects on their experiences with bullying and how they’ll take a stand in the future.

Grades 1–5
Poetry, Social-Emotional Learning

Me, Myself, and I

by Kevin M., 826LA

Writing Sample Summary

A letter from the author to the author on appreciating both the unconventional and conventional parts of oneself.

Grades 1–3
Narrative, Social-Emotional Learning

The Day I Cheered My Friend Up

by Sherilyn F., 826LA

Writing Sample Summary

A story about what to do when one witnesses bullying.

Grades 3–5
Narrative, Social-Emotional Learning

Magical Jealousy

by Alyssa S., Kevin Y., Gustavo D., Jocelyn L., and Gabriel R., 826LA

Writing Sample Summary

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.

Grades 3–5
Narrative, Social-Emotional Learning

The Lonely Homeless Child

by Kayla N., 826LA

Writing Sample Summary

This author reflects on an act of kindness to someone in need.

Grades 3–5
Narrative, Social-Emotional Learning

I am Innocent: A Dragonbolt Story

by Johny L., 826 LA

Writing Sample Summary

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.

Grades 1–2
Poetry, Social-Emotional Learning

The Moon Wrote a Song

by Natalie, 826CHI

Writing Sample Summary

A poem about a moon, a flute, and a song.

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