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6 Word Memoir Lesson and Assessment

6 Word Memoir Lesson and Assessment
6 Word Memoir Lesson and Assessment
6 Word Memoir Lesson and Assessment
6 Word Memoir Lesson and Assessment
6 Word Memoir Lesson and Assessment
6 Word Memoir Lesson and Assessment
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For the past three years, I have ended the school year requiring my students to craft one final written piece of work. This writing will require them to think more deeply and work harder than any writing assignment I have assigned throughout the school year- yet, this work will be no more than 6 words in length.
The Six Word Memoir.
Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway was challenged to write a NOVEL in 6 words.
His response?
For sale: baby shoes, never worn.

6 incredibly powerful words that seem to tell an entire story. This is the challenge I pose to my students within the last few weeks of the school year. Write your own memoir in six incredibly powerful, carefully chosen words.

Within these final few weeks, I host mini-lessons on a focused/central idea and word choice. Finally, I ask students to use PowerPoint to create an image on which to display their memoir.

I continue to be amazed with the depth and complexity of their overall pieces. After students share their digital image with me, I create a short video (movie maker) of all student projects. The students elect music to accompany the video, and once uploaded to our district website, they are able to download a keepsake of their school year! What a powerful and beautiful yearbook.

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Total Pages
55 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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