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Authentic student writing to use in your classroom

Teens in Print is a great resource for educators to find student writing to use in the classroom. Our student writing is ideal for mentor texts — authentic and actually written by students. Try it out in your classroom, using our protocols as a guide.

I used a number of Teens in Print  pieces as mentor texts for my students. In addition to offering creative ideas for kids to write in ways that feel authentic and engaging, the fact that all of the texts are written by young people piqued my students’ interest in a way that can’t be faked.

They related to the pieces that they read, and were inspired to create texts of their own. So much better than me writing ‘fake’ mentor texts, or modifying texts that I find online!

Neema Avashia, Boston public schools teacher and writer

Protocols to pair with texts

The personal essay

Argument writing

Writing as community-building

Personal essays for use with the personal essay protocol

Creative writing for use with the writing as community building lesson

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