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Where had everyone gone?

A Long Walk to Water: A Compare and Contrast Paper

Grade(s):

7

In this lesson, students compare an excerpt from the audio version of A Long Walk to Water with an excerpt of the text from Chapter 1, comparing the effects of the techniques in the versions.

I was supposed to be a statistic.

Senior Talk - Denisha

Grade(s):

12

Prior to graduation, students present a speech to a panel of students, staff, and community members articulating lessons learned in their jourrney through school and their plans for the future.

Is the U.S. now also failing to heed the warning?

One Man Left Alive: The First Anglo-Afghan War

Grade(s):

11

Eric Keen, while an 11th grade home-schooled student from Bethesda, Maryland, wrote this research paper on the history of unsuccessful invasions of Afghanistan, using the case study of the first British invasion of the country in 1838.

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Orientation Video for Writing

Grade(s):

12

This short orientation video gives our users basic tools to navigate our writing collection with ease.

Upon hearing the dastardly news, Jerry's father shook his head

Honor for All: Japanese American Experience

Grade(s):

7

Seventh grade students at the Harmon Middle School in Aurora, Ohio created booklets as part of a case study of Japanese internment within a broader study of World War II.

all that was on Jane's mind were the thoughts of destruction and ruin

Wages and War: Historical Fiction

Grade(s):

6

Sixth-grade students at Friends Academy in Dartmouth, Massachusetts created historical fiction pieces as a culmination of writing and history learning.

I am the moon

The Moon and Me

Grade(s):

11

This writing piece is the final draft of a short personal narrative. The author has two other writing pieces in this collection enabling us to trace his development as a writer through the years. Please see the related resources below to read his other work.

rest was just a waste of time when you could be out enjoying yourself

The Wolf That Would Forgive: The Stubborn Young Bear

Grade(s):

8

Eight grade students at the Four Rivers Charter Public School in Greenfield, Massachusetts created a book of fables for an audience of intermediate elementary readers. Each student created an original fable with an animal protagonist.

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.

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