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.
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.
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.
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.
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.