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Rewriting the Zombie Apocalypse
Students explore a fictional zombie crisis, drawing on multiple STEM disciplines and scientific modeling. They'll write technical notes and create an ongoing narrative about the situation.
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Book Scavenger Hunt Poetry with Amanda Gorman
Amanda Gorman, Inaugural U.S. Youth Poet Laureate, shares her favorite way to inspire a new poem or get past writer’s block.
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Field Trip Zine Making Tutorial
This spring, local graduate student designers from MICA turned some 826DC Field Trip stories into zines! Now they're sharing how you can make a zine, too.
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Write Your Way Curriculum: Grades 3-5
A flexible, 4-week unit designed for students in grades 3-5 to "write their way" with authentic purpose. Includes a curriculum guide, calendar, and links to all related 826 Digital resources.
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Meaning from Shape
Sometimes the shape of the poem can convey as much meaning as the words themselves.
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Students reflect on the difference that acts of kindness make in the world.
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Poems of Praise: Writing Odes
Students learn to use a graphic organizer to develop ideas.
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Super Sentences: Verbs
Students share action words that bring them joy and incorporate those verbs into a story.
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Students design dream schools filled with creative and imaginative elements to improve learning, complete with origin stories, illustrated designs, and sales pitches.
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Write With Pride: A LGBTQIA Writing Workshop
Over the course of this lesson, students produce memoirs, poems, and essays that explore what it means to be a member of the LGBTQIA community in America today.
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Beyond the Page: Writing Graphic Novels
Students explore the graphic novel genre with a focus on plot and character development, scripting dialogue, and visual composition.
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Tell Me About Yourself: Interview Practice
Students will learn more about conducting interviews and practice by interviewing a classmate.