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Classroom of the Month: Amber Lewis-Francis’ 5th Grade Class at Clarendon Elementary School

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
We can learn a great deal by examining ourselves and others, particularly when we ponder our words. Fifth grade teacher Amber Lewis-Francis first heard about Six-Word Memoirs on NPR. Always encouraging her students to write about themselves, Lewis-Francis thought it would be
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Memoirist of the Month—April 2015: Marty B.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
“I use the Six Words app. I love having the site close when I can steal a minute away from work. What keeps me on this site is real people, real words, reality in just a few words.” Name: Marty B.
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Top Six-Word Tributes Honoring Inspirational Women

Friday, March 27, 2015
For SixContest #48, in honor of Women’s History Month, we asked you to craft Six-Word Tributes to an Inspirational Women. The influx of responses on our site and social media were poignant and proud, honoring the women who have shaped your lives and
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Top Six Dr. Seuss Inspired Memoirs

Friday, March 13, 2015
March 2 was Read Across America Day, celebrated around Dr. Seuss’ birthday to inspire new generations of lifelong readers. Many of us learned to read using Seuss books. His truthful, succinct rhymes are unforgettable! We think he deserves more than one
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Classroom of the Month: Lori Beck’s Art Class at Kelly Middle School

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Lori Beck noticed that students in her advanced art class had some free time, so she introduced Six-Word Memoirs to her students as a filler project, made up of multiple small assignments. An art specialist at Kelly Mill Middle School in Blythewood,
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Memoirist of the Month—March 2015: Susan Breeden

Sunday, March 1, 2015
“This site is extremely addictive. I’ll go through periods of posting several memoirs a day, followed by an extended creative drought. Yet, even when I’m not sixing or commenting, I’m never far away.” Name: Susan Breeden Place: Houston, Texas SMITH
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