#agoodtimetowrite For Educators and Parents

#agoodtimetowrite / For Students / For Educators and Parents / For Everyone

As students across the country are learning from home, 826 is here to support educators and parents-turned-educators in this new landscape. Created by education experts from across the 826 Network, these common core aligned resources will make teaching at home or remotely a breeze.

826 Digital

826 Digital, our online platform for educational resources, hosts a collection of Common Core aligned activities, handouts, flexible lesson plans and more. The lesson plans are searchable and easy to implement, making it simple to bring the 826 Network spirit and methodology into your home or classroom.

Remote Learning Kits (Elementary and Secondary)

826 has developed this collection of handouts and resources, adaptable for students in grades 1-8, to support and engage young writers at home. They all come from 826 Digital, our platform for educators that features more resources to ignite a love of writing.

826 Digital Writing Gallery

From stories about aliens bestowing super basketball powers to memoirs by student activists, the Writing Gallery features over 200 pieces by student authors across the country. Encourage your students to submit their own writing here for possible publication in the Writing Gallery (for students 13 and up). No registration required. Come on in!

#agoodtimetowrite YouTube Channel

Get your students excited about writing with these fun (and educational) videos. 826’s author friends, staff, and young writers alike are sharing writing prompts, lessons, readings, and more!

Create a free 826 Digital account to see the full lessons and stay in the loop on new materials being released all the time!

The 826 Today and Tomorrow Fund

The 826 Today and Tomorrow Fund supports 826’s free support and platforms for the tens of thousands of students and teachers learning at home today through the #agoodtimetowrite campaign, and will enable 826 Network chapters to be prepared for the moment when students once again fill our schools and youth writing centers. The need for these resources is vast, and is made possible through the generosity of people like you. We know there is a lot of need in our communities in this unprecedented moment, and we deeply appreciate your consideration of a gift of any size.

More Reasons Why It’s

Communities around the world are responding to this crisis with new and exciting ways to write. Here are some other resources that show that it’s a good time to write. Use #agoodtimetowrite to join the movement, and we’ll keep updating this space.

  • A master list of all the children’s authors doing online read-alouds and virtual activities.
  • Our friends at Youth Speaks are offering free online workshops for students ages 13-19 here.
  • Mo Willems Daily Livestream Doodle and more author-led activities and engagement!
  • Check out these resources from the National Novel Writing Month Young Writers’ Program to get your young writer(s) started on their novel.