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More and Less in Six Words

Friday, December 1, 2017
Life is a delicate balance, where a little bit more or less of something could make a world of a difference. For SixContest#106, we simply asked you to fill in the blanks of this six-word prompt: “Need more ____. And
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Memoirist of the Month—December 2017: Maria V.

Friday, December 1, 2017
“Writing became fun instead of work, thanks to SMITH.” Name: Maria V. Place: San Francisco, California SMITH Member Since: February 2008 December is a month of religious and multicultural celebrations—a fitting time to feature Maria V., who posts under the pious pen name
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Classroom of the Month: Jon Mundorf’s 7th Grade ELA at P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School in Gainesville, Florida

Friday, December 1, 2017
When natural disasters strike, schools are impacted, too. How do you restore normalcy in the classroom when your region is dealing with recovery? Teacher Jon Mundorf recognized the power of Six Words to help students process their experiences outside of
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The SMITH Mag 2017 Gift Guide for Word Lovers

Monday, November 13, 2017
It’s that generous time of year again. Skip the line at Walmart with a fist full of gift cards, and instead give someone you love a gift that inspires their writer within. We’ve chosen some of our favorites from the
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Memoirist of the Month—November 2017: Amy Nealon

Thursday, November 2, 2017
“If you had told me that someday I would have contributions in two wonderful books, Crush and Six Words: Fresh Off the Boat…I wouldn’t believe it was true. I’m still blown away by that. It’s an absolute Sally Field moment for me I
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Classroom of the Month: Barbara Cheney’s 11th and 12th graders at Mount Tom Academy in Holyoke, Massachusetts

Sunday, October 29, 2017
How do students get on a path for success when high school graduation is in jeopardy? Mount Tom Academy in Holyoke, Massachusetts, located on the campus of Holyoke Community College, offers an alternative learning program for at-risk high school students. Barbara
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