Student Writing Gallery

Field Trip Book of the Week: “Ava’s Chamber Lockdown”

We are proud to present this latest installment of our Field Trip Book of the Week series: a Storytelling & Bookmaking masterpiece, written by students from MacArthur Park VPA Elementary School. Ms. Tappe’s third-grade class spent the morning with us, … read more

Student Writing: Ryuichiro’s “Chocolate”

Once upon a time, there was a chocolate factory. Also, there was a candy factory. The candy factory turned into a robot. Also, the chocolate factory turned into a robot. Then, the battle started. The chocolate did a chocolate beam. … read more

Field Trip Book of the Week: “Tappy and the Tapping Tap Off Tap Dance Show”

We are proud to present this throwback edition of our Field Trip Book of the Week series: a Storytelling & Bookmaking masterpiece, written by students from Barack Obama Charter School in November 2014. Ms. Leal’s third-grade class from spent the … read more

Student Writing: Emily’s “The Magic Paintbrush”

Our student, Emily, writes: “I imagine that the stick was a control and I was turning on the TV. I also imagine that I was drawing. And I also imagine that the stick was a scissor and I was cutting … read more

Field Trip Book of the Week: “Pony Madness: I Thought We Were BFFs!”

We are proud to present the latest installment of our Field Trip Book of the Week series: a Choose Your Own Adventure masterpiece, written by students from Sandra Cisneros Leaning Academy. Ms. Akuamoah’s seventh-graders spent the morning with us, brainstorming, … read more

Student Writing: Ciro’s “Never Annoy a Ghost”

Her name was Sara, Sara Colingstein. She was walking along a skinny path in her not-so-decent clothes, when she came upon a ghost. The ghost was as ugly as a rotten tomato. It looked as if it was cut clean … read more

Student Writing: Ivan’s “Masa During the Holidays,” from Good Times, Vol. 6 Issue 3

This interview by student Ivan appears in Vol. 6, Issue 3 of Good Times, 826LA’s student-written newspaper. Pick up your copy today in the Time Travel Mart! We walked down Sunset Boulevard to visit Masa of Echo Park, a restaurant … read more

Field Trip Book of the Week (Special Edition): “When the Intern-Janitors Saved the Day: A Field Trip Adventure”

As the end of the school year winds down, so are we at 826LA. Volunteers, next week will be our final week of field trips at our Mar Vista center before winter break, if you’re interested in having a last … read more

Student Writing: Hailey Wants a Ferret

Our student, Hailey, writes: “I would like to have a ferret as a pet. I would have ferret because they are so cute and funny looking. They are tall. If I had ferret I would train it.”

Field Trip Book of the Week: “The Night of the Living Sparkleshoe”

We are proud to present the latest installment of our Field Trip Book of the Week series: a Storytelling & Bookmaking masterpiece written by students of Gabriella Charter School. Ms. Shin’s class of 22 third-graders spent the morning with us, … read more