Nathaniel's Writing Portfolio

Current Publishing

During our poetry unit, we had the privilege to collaborate with graphic design students from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Each graphic designer set out to design forms and distribute our poems in unique ways that addressed the central message of each poem. Below you can see my poem’s design by Kennedy. Enjoy!

Previous Publishings


As a class we recently finished reading the Gold Cadillac by Mildred D. Taylor. This book tells the story of a Black family during the 1950’s during the civil rights movement. These diaries were written by students from the perspective of one member of this family, either ‘lois, the youngest daughter, father, or mother as the family faces discrimination, segregation, and racism.

Nathaniel, Bryana, Elias

The Day I Was Tall Enough

We were going to a hotel resort water park. I was excited about the big slide because when I was five I could only go on the small slide. Back then, my brother told me I was too short to go on the big slide because the water was high and I could not reach the floor. But now I was taller so I could go on the big slide. First, I had to walk up the stairs, but there was a shortcut that helped me get up quicker. The lifeguard checked if I was tall enough on the measurement thing and I was! I waited until someone in front of me went and until they came out at the bottom. The lifeguard sitting at the top will give thumbs up. So I went down. It was so dark. Also it was fun.I fell in the water at the bottom it was so fun I wanted go again.