This fun and engaging activity is the perfect icebreaker for middle or high school classrooms or anytime of the year as part of a creative writing unit or prepping for a full memoir or personal essay.
Students get to know each other (and themselves) through peer interviews, graphic organization, online inquiry, and drafting/revising/publishing their "life stories" in six words.
As an icebreaker sets an inclusive tone in any classroom and can propel teachers of all subject matters into a year led by a supportive, engaging, and creative classroom community.
As a creative writing mini-unit, students learn to economical with their diction and choose their words wisely. It's hard to write your life story (past, present or future) in only 6 words!
Included in this digital product:
Lesson Plan: Six-Word Memoirs
4-Square Six-Word Memoir Graphic Organizer
Power Point Slides
Students can get creative while publishing their work. Markers, glue, glitter, scrapbook materials, whatever you *or they* want to bring to the table.
Final products can be displayed on classroom and hallway bulletin boards.
Can also be used for staff development and team building at any level.