6 Word Memoirs

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Six- word memoirs are a go-to quick writing idea. Do not be disillusioned by their small stature though. They can be difficult to write. Practicing making your language concise is a trying practice for some authors no matter if you are 5 or 50 or somewhere in between.

Here are a couple of examples:

Lost in places where I belong.

I’ve waited in the wrong line.

Lost my mind. Gave up looking.

I’m forcing the puzzle pieces together.

More examples can be found here: https://www.sixwordmemoirs.com/

Teaching Idea:

  1. Use 6-word summaries for text students have read or you have read aloud.

Examples from Stellaluna

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  • Fruit bat misses mom and birds.
  • Stellaluna has lost identity and mother.
  • Friends are different and the same.

2. Have students use the 6 words for their check for understanding for the day or a specific lesson.

3. Use as a recap of the most important thought of the day. Track them over time.

4. At the end of each grading period have students write a 6-word memoir of the most memorable thing. Reflect at the end of the year.

5. Another variation is to write an 18-word memoir from last year (2018) – what sticks out to you?

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15 thoughts on “6 Word Memoirs

    • They are so clever aren’t they! I would love for you to share some good ones if you would. You can comment again or send to me through my contact page! SO excited you enjoyed the ideas.

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  1. Pingback: Life in six words – A Silly Place

  2. This approach is a great technique to clarify your own thinking and to express ideas in as concise a way as possible. I had a client once who used to say “don’t use 7 words if you can say it in 6.” I’m learning from this – even though I’m north of 50 — !
    Joan Senio
    My Best Friend Adeline
    https://kindness-compassion-and-coaching.com

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