Writing

Writing pieces from published student authors across the 826 National Network and beyond.

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Showing 30 Writing SampleWriting Samples
Grade 1
Narrative, Social-Emotional Learning

Once Upon a Red Race Car

by Nathan A., 826DC

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A story about reaching out to others.

Grade 3
Social-Emotional Learning

The Supermouse Trio: Doom Cat’s Diary

by Aanya K., Grade 3, 826 LA

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In this set of diary entries, a student explores what makes a villain.

Grade 5
Social-Emotional Learning

Jack, aka DJ Beatmaker, on How to Stop Bullying

by Jack, Grade 5, 826 New Orleans

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In this transcript, a student shares three clear actions to stand up to bullies.

Grade 5
Social-Emotional Learning

Me, Myself, and I

by Salma, Grade 5, 826 Boston

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A student reminds herself of the many ways she shines.

Grade 2
Social-Emotional Learning

Un Día Ayudé a Mi Mamá

by Isaac, Grade 2, 826 Boston

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A student learns that good things, like kindness, come full circle.

Grade 3
Narrative, Social-Emotional Learning

On the Inside

by Yasmeen W, Grade 3, 826 Valencia

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In this descriptive short story, a student overcomes their fear of turning on their video.

Grade 4
Social-Emotional Learning

On the Inside

by Maribel O.G., Grade 4, 826 Valencia

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In this story, a student gets to know a new teacher and discovers that things are not always as they seem.

Grade 6
Social-Emotional Learning

Dear Mom

by Najah, Grade 6, 826 MSP

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A student appreciates and reflects on her mother's kindness over the years.

Grades 3–5
Narrative, Social-Emotional Learning

The Girl With the Sweater

by Jekaya, 826 Boston

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A student reflects on what it takes to stand up to bullies and speak up for others.

Grade 7
Narrative, Social-Emotional Learning

Meanwhile at Jump City School…

by Issa Caothien, 826NYC

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In this resolution inspired by the "Include Someone" lesson and Cartoon Network storyboard, we learn that if you work together, you're golden!

Grade 4
Narrative, Social-Emotional Learning

Meanwhile at the Bear Cave…

by Alongkorn, 826 New Orleans

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In this resolution inspired by the "Include Someone" lesson and Cartoon Network storyboard, we learn that unlike wasabi gummies, there is no expiration date for making amends.

Grade 8
Narrative, Social-Emotional Learning

Meanwhile at the Creek…

by Gabriela T., 826 Valencia

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In this resolution inspired by the "Include Someone" lesson and Cartoon Network storyboard, we learn that inclusive leaders take action—they don't wait for others to make a difference.

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