Writing distinguished by voice, imagination, and impact

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

A Moment in Time I’ll Never Forget



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 tangle in your mind like a string being tied into knots

I Am Poem



As a culmination of learning about their lives and the greater world, students wrote "I am" poems. They used figurative language, spacing, repetition, and breaking the rules of grammar as poetic authors.

its supporters included a diverse group of people, from Harvard biology professors to pastors

"The Burden of Feeble-Mindedness": The History of Eugenics and Sterilization in Massachusetts



Reid Grinspoon, while an 11th grade student at Gann Academy in Waltham, Massachusetts, authored this research paper on the history of eugenics in his home state. The report tackles a fascinating but scary topic in a clear and understated voice.

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

Inside Out and Back Again Poems



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

geothermal energy has been around since the dinosaurs walked the earth

Guide to Energy Sources


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Third and fourth grade students at the Santa Fe School for Arts and Sciences in Santa Fe, New Mexico created a guide on energy sources and alternative energy. The book was created for younger children and though largely text-based, includes drawings as well.

she could already smell the sweet aroma of green tea

The Day It All Began: Historical Fiction



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



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.

When the chrysalis is dark it is close to turning into a butterfly.

Life Cycle of a Butterfly



This work comes from a science expedition focusing on the life cycle of the butterfly and the symbiotic relationship between flowers and butterflies.

she grew up in a family of strong well-educated women

Meet Local Scientists: Radhika Geonka


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Fifth and sixth grade students from Shutesbury Elementary School in Shutesbury, Massachusetts created these profiles as a part of a learning expedition on local scientists.