Writing distinguished by voice, imagination, and impact

how could we tactfully say that the ending needed to be changed?

Reflection as a Writer

Grade(s):

8

This end-of-year written reflection was created by a female student as a final class assignment, reflecting on her work as a writer across the course of the year.

I feel like a chair that no one likes to sit on

The Lonely Chair

Grade(s):

3

This poem is part of an anthology third-grade poems published in 2005.

Anthology books were sold for $2.00 with all proceeds donated the Heifer Project.

The illustration is also by the author.

the wolf doesn’t like jumping whales who are living and having fun with water

Whales

Grade(s):

2

The poem is shown in the original, hand-written version and typed version.

the Thailand Walking Stick was so thailandistic

Thank-you Letter - Luwis

Grade(s):

2

A learning expedition about insects included the creation of a field guide to local insects; care of and safe experimentation with a variety of insects in the classroom; the creation of insect greeting cards; and work with a number of outside experts, including an entomologist who worked with the

sometimes my fingers look like little worms standing perfectly still

Hands Description - Khalil

Grade(s):

Pre-K

 A three year old student in a Pre-K class at Santa Fe School for the Arts and Sciences in Santa Fe, New Mexico dictated this description to his teacher.

It was my last goodbye to the moment that changed my life

A Moment in Time I’ll Never Forget

Grade(s):

11

This writing piece is a second draft of a personal narrative, with peer/teacher feedback. It tells the story of the author’s experience being incarcerated in a juvenile detention center as an angry 14-year-old girl with a difficult home situation.

it’s how the game is played; the game of being a girl

Eyeliner, Lipstick and Blush

Grade(s):

11

This writing piece is the second draft of a short personal narrative with peer/teacher feedback.

people of all ages and backgrounds can relate to animals

Babe: Film Review

Grade(s):

7

As part of a Boston Globe feature called Teen View, Hillary while in 7th grade wrote a series of reviews of movies for the newspaper, including reviews of Fly Away Home and James and The Giant Peach.

There’s oranges, tomatoes and cherries too. Raisins!

Food

Grade(s):

1

A description of the delicious world of food and how the author appreciates it. The author did the writing, illustration and typing herself.

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