This lesson plan will help students understand the difference between biography, autobiography, and memoir, as well as how to read a 6 word memoir and dig in to the deeper meaning behind the words. Students will also be introduced to examples of six word memoirs, as well as going through the process of how to write their own. The lesson plan includes 4 Learning Activities, a Learning Scale, and a Presentation to use with the lesson. The lesson is designed to be completed over the course of several days, but may also be used piecemeal. CCSS are aligned in the product design, with a focus on close reading.