Student Writing Gallery

Stacey’s “My Wishes – Age 11″ from “Street Lights Are Replaced With Gummy Bears”

My first wish would be candy. My second wish would be to win a science award and become a candy-maker. I would pick this because I love candy and want to learn how to make it for myself. I’d make … read more

Field Trip Book of the Week: “Froodledoodle Doodle Undercover”

We are proud to present our latest installment of our Field Trip Book of the Week series: a Storytelling & Bookmaking masterpiece written by students of Montara Avenue Elementary School at 826LA in Echo Park. Ms. Gedney’s and Mrs. Valdiva­Ford’s … read more

Ana’s “The Slang Culture” from “Good Times,” Vol. 6 Issue 5

Slang is a creative second language for adolescents and hip adults that is made by subcultures in society. Slang is complex, contagious, and trendy. Slang impacts the thinking, emotions, and actions of the people of our “hella fresh” nation. Some … read more

Field Trip Book of the Week: “Fluffy’s Big Race: When Aliens Invaded Maryland”

We are proud to present our final installment of our Field Trip Book of the Week series for the 2014-2015 school year: a Storytelling & Bookmaking masterpiece written by students of Ms. Wallace and Mrs. Wolff’s third-grade classes from Castle … read more

Karina’s “Science in My Life” from “Off to a Treacherous Corner”

Science is everywhere. It’s in your shoes, your bedroom, in the air, in space, in you. Most importantly, it is in schools. I have always loved my high school science classes. Not because of the friends I have made in … read more

Field Trip Book of the Week: “Catastrophe in Paris”

We are proud to present our latest installment of our Field Trip Book of the Week series: a Small Group Storytelling masterpiece written by students of Sandra Cisneros Learning Academy in Echo Park. Ms. Snodgrass’ seventh-grade students spent the morning … read more

Field Trip Book of the Week: “Gary the Gorgeous Goat Sprains His Armpit on National High Five Day & Other Poems”

In this Field Trip Book of the Week, we’d like to highlight one of our favorite field trip lessons: the Well-Wishing & Poetry-Writing field trip! Students from grades 2 through 5 join us on this field trip to write poems … read more

Isabella’s “What I Want to Be When I Grow Up” from “I Want to Be a Lawyer of Crimes and Mysteries”

When I grow up, I want to be a lawyer. I think it will be fun to be one. I mean, there are lots of types of lawyers. There are lawyers that protect families. There are lawyers for crimes. The … read more

“Wind” by Jesenia, Winner of 826LA’s Disneyland Writing Contest

We recently hosted a Disneyland Writing Contest for our Tuesday and Thursday Night Tutoring students in Echo Park, who were tasked with writing an essay about the happiest day of their lives. 826LA’s Partners in Time members read the four … read more

Field Trip Book of the Week: “A Life Decision” Screenplay

826LA is proud to present our latest installment of our Field Trip Book of the Week series: a screenplay written by students from Camino Nuevo High School Miramar. Ms. Rodriguez’s 11th-grade class spent the morning with us, learning from 826LA … read more