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.

Level(s)
  1. All
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 5
  7. 6
  8. 7
  9. 8
  10. 9
  11. 10
  12. 11
  13. 12
Writing Type
  1. All
  2. Informational
  3. Narrative
  4. Persuasive
  5. Poetry
  6. STEM
  7. Media
  8. Social-Emotional Learning
Showing 205 Writing SampleWriting Samples
Grades 11–12
Poetry

Wrong Black Boy

by Oriel, 826NYC

Writing Sample Summary

In this poem, an echoing question strikes a chord and reveals the tragic loss held within systemic injustice.

Grade 12
Poetry, STEM

Still

by Franny, 826CHI

Writing Sample Summary

A student spins through space and a treasure trove of memories in this poem.

Grade 12
Poetry

Suitcase Blues

by Cristina, 826CHI

Writing Sample Summary

A student recounts separation with a beloved friend through a nostalgic lens.

Grades 9–10
Poetry, Visual, Performing, and Media Arts

A Glitch in the System

by Soraya, 826NYC

Writing Sample Summary

This student’s powerful piece reveals the essence of racial injustice.

Grade 4
Social-Emotional Learning

When You’re Frustrated

by Aidan, 826michigan

Writing Sample Summary

A student reflects on how to bounce back from frustration.

Grade 4
Social-Emotional Learning

10 Tips on How to Defend Someone Who is Being Bullied

by Giannyl, 826 Boston

Writing Sample Summary

A practical list of ways anyone can stop bullying.

Grade 4
Narrative, Social-Emotional Learning

Why?

by Ava, 826 Boston

Writing Sample Summary

A bullying incident on the school bus itches its way out.

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, 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.

Loading More