Writing distinguished by voice, imagination, and impact

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.

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.

I am only 14. The number is so youthful, so honest.

Inside Out and Back Again Poems

Grade(s):

8

These poems are based on the novel Inside Out And Back Again by Thannha Lai and preceded by students writing an essay introducing the concepts of the universal refugee experience during EL Education’s

she could already smell the sweet aroma of green tea

The Day It All Began: 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.

it was important to rinse out our test tubes

Kineo Water Testing Fieldwork

Grade(s):

8

Students at King Middle School wrote blog posts on a project designed to explore, understand, and protect Maine's environment through a grant called "Engaging Maine Middle School Students in the Nature of Maine" which was awarded from the Natural Resources Council of Maine.

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 can feel like the only thing to do is to keep pushing ourselves

The Ancient God Who Rules High School

Grade(s):

12

"As a student in what is generally regarded as a rather competitive high school, I was quickly disabused of the notion that school was perfect. Staring at my classmates competing (and me as well!), I saw parallels to problems from game theory and economics.

timekeeping devices do not really determine the hours

The Invention of the Mechanical Clock and Perceptions of Time in the 13th–15th Centuries

Grade(s):

11

Mehitabel Glenhaber, while an 11th-grade student at the Commonwealth School in Boston, Massachusetts] authored this research paper on mechanical clocks while enrolled in a Medieval World History Class. It offers a fascinating historical and philosophical view of time.

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