Student Writing Gallery

Recent work from 826DC authors

Every workshop, writing lab, and residency is an opportunity for students to share what matters most to them! Here’s a brief selection of what they have to say.

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Advice to the Past

The advice I would give isto end segregation because it’s not fair.Also not to cheat on tests.

By: Yoanabel, Grade 3
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Birds in the City

We hear birds in the city. A bird chirps when singing a song. When birds chirp, it is harmony. El sonido de los pájaros es el sonido de la naturaleza.

By: 826DC "The Thing with Feathers" Summer Workshop, 2018
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Letter to an Alien Pen Pal

Dear Geeblegorp, How are you? We are so excited to be your new pen pals from Earth!

By: 826DC After-School Writing Lab Students
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Pine and Willow with the Bullies

In the beginning, there was a little tree called Willow. He lived in a park near a little pond with other trees. One day, the trees started picking on him because he was different. One of the trees said, “Why are you sad?” Willow said, “Because you are teasing me.” There was another tree named […]

By: Sebastian, Grade 3
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Jack and the Two Bullies

In Tampa, Florida, there was a daffodil named Jack.

By: Landon, Grade 3
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The History of the Musical Genre Go-Go

If you stand on any corner in our nation’s capital, close your eyes and listen to your heartbeat. You will feel the blend of funk, rhythm and blues, and old school hip-hop…the pulse of Go-Go.

By: E'Niya, Grade 7
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The Galaxy of Earth: Full of Joy

Black hole, dots, colors. White dots with blue scribbles it’s like a spinning circle. A galaxy, it’s oval and colorful, tastes like yogurt and feels like a foggy day. It smells like air or sugar. It smells like cake. Active and excited Happy, happiness Small. Full of joy. It’s like a fruit salad, a unicorn, […]

By: Students from 826DC's "ReWrite the Stars" Space Writing Camp
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Leighton 2

Love is a fallacy Ethos is credible I like eating Girls like me He is weird Too much food Only 12 Not funny   These all describe me I’m Leighton

By: Leighton, Grade 7
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Good Hope

In the grass A brass band Plays I’m kneeling And I hear the music singing From my hand.

By: Abner, Grade 4
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Stinkey and the Rose

Stinkey really wants to be respected.

By: Heran, Grade 3
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Talk the Talk

I discovered that the way I speak is part of me, and that I should embrace it instead of shunning it away.

By: London, Grade 10
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Spit Fire

If someone tells you to spit fire then give heat like a stove

By: Julius, Grade 10
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