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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.

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 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