Six Word Memoirs challenges writers to write their life story in an intensely concise format: using exactly six words. The project is part of SMITH magazine which, consequently, is loaded with great writing ideas (stumbled into the Freeze Frame project while I was there and it made me giggle at its humor and innovation). With all these great ideas for writing, I'm seriously going to have to start holding "creative day" in my classroom once a month or so just to find time for all of these fun, imaginative writing projects that will really get the creative juice flowing in my students. The website even has a section of Six-Word memoirs written exclusively by teens. Wouldn't it be exciting to have your students posting their writing to the Internet and experiencing a genuine authentic audience for their writing?
Note: A special thanks to Stephanie Krajicek for sharing this resource during her BER seminar.
Note: The above image came from the When I Grow Up Blog.
Dr. Jessica Pilgreen, Ed.D.