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Pen to Paper: Anthology of Worlds and Stories

Introductions I feel immensely lucky to have spent this year working with the students at PS 122. These writers are diverse in the best of ways: their humor, personalities, backgrounds, and interests, and the ways in which they analyze and respond to texts, range magnificently. These students, however, are united by a desire to learn,…

I Am Good Vibes

I AM GOOD VIBES is an anthology of personal narrative essays and one collaborative poem by the seventh-grade students of Washington Heights Academy. The title comes from a warm-up activity wherein all students participated in completing the prompts, “I am…,” “I was…,” “I’m afraid…,” and “I hope…” thus illustrating their hopes and fears and examining…

House Made Out of Roses

Poetry can be whatever we want it or need it to be. We transform things through poetry and poetry transforms us. House Made Out of Roses is a line from the poem, “Flower Girl” by Abby Wyatt in class 403. the cover illustration is by Evan Cuevas in class 408. Poetry is the most imaginative…

Play Me a Poem

In this program at Central Park East II, we experimented with different ways of approaching poetry through music, harnessing the sense of play, improvisation, and exchange that is a hallmark of jazz and rap. Students wrote with music, about music, and through music. They were exposed to a diverse range of musicians and poets that…

Unexpected Greatness

I am from the Bronx. I grew up about 15 mins away from Van Nest Academy in the Pelham Parkway. When I was in 7th grade, college to me was only a dream. I didn’t know how realistic of an option it was at that time, but I held that thought dear to my heart…

Exploring the Iroquois

Exploring the Iroquois is a collection of creative writing work written by the 4th-grade students of P.S. 677. All of the work here sprung from our investigative learning about the Native American tribe known as the Iroquois. Once local to the New York region, the Iroquois are a central part of the 4th grade curriculum,…

When I Was Alive: An Anti-Gun Violence Anthology

Welcome to When I Was Alive, an anthology of student writing from the North Bronx School of Empowerment. This anthology is the result of a special ten-week program, the Anti-Gun Violence Initiative: Art A Catalyst for Change, sponsored by New York City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo. For this special program, Teachers & Writers Collaborative…

Old Mysterious Street

I was honored to be invited to P.S. 90K to teach a revolutionary idea to third grade students—combining nonfiction writing with research skills! I immediately decided to make Researching Your Way Into Creative Writing the program’s theme. During the 22 workshops in this program, I wanted to show students the limitless places where research material…

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