Writing distinguished by voice, imagination, and impact

Each strum of her guitar was an antidepressant

This I Believe - Nate



Tenth-grade students at the Springfield Renaissance School in Springfield, Massachusetts, as part of their English Language Arts class, created This I Believe essays.

people of all ages and backgrounds can relate to animals

Babe: Film Review



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.

it's all very gross to watch

Cow Anatomy - The Behind


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During a spring expedition, first and second-grade students learned about the symbiotic relationships between plants and animals. Students were challenged with the task of writing a five-paragraph essay about one part of a dairy cow's anatomy.

the windiest U.S. city is Dodge City, Kansas

Weather Research Booklet: Wind!



Second-grade students at Evergreen Community Charter School created individual research booklets about a specific weather topic as part of their “Whatever the Weather” expedition.

I am from turmeric and coriander

Where I'm From



The assignment is a personal "I Am From" poem, detailing their personal lives and cultural roots, highlighting sensory language.

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

Eyeliner, Lipstick and Blush



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

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Orientation Video for Writing



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

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

Wages and War: Historical Fiction



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



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.