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Memoirist of the Month—December 2016: Susan G. Uran Evind

Thursday, December 1, 2016
“In the last two years I’ve checked the site every day, if just to read what folks post and am always touched, humbled and entertained by what I see. There is so much give and take on this site. The contests
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Classroom of the Month: Mrs. Hiestand’s 6th grade ELA at Westchester Intermediate School in Chesterton, Indiana

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
At Westchester Intermediate School in Chesterton, Indiana, teachers seek innovative ways to create enthusiasm for learning in the classroom. So it’s no surprise that 6th grade ELA teacher Martha Hiestand was drawn to Six-Word Memoirs when she stumbled upon the concept
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Top Six “Welcome to America” Thanksgiving-Inspired Memoirs

Monday, November 28, 2016
Although Thanksgiving is over, sharing gratitude and celebrating our heritage is always in season. For SixContest #87, in conjunction with our upcoming book “Six Words Fresh Off the Boat,” we asked for your Thanksgiving-inspired Sixes about immigration and identity in America. Some
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The Top Six Most Terrifying Words

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
No matter how tough you are, everyone can be shaken to the core. For SixContest #86, we asked for Six Words that absolutely terrify you during this month of fright. Your Sixes are eerie and haunting (“The real demons walk among
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Memoirist of the Month—November 2016: Michelle Wolff

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
“I check in with Six-Word Memoirs in the morning before class begins. It’s a fun way for me to wake my brain up before the kids show up so I can get the creative juices flowing…” Name: Michelle Wolff Place: Greater Detroit,
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Ms. Hansen’s Seventh Grade Students at John F. Kennedy Middle School in Waltham, Massachusetts

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
At John F. Kennedy Middle School in Waltham, Massachusetts, they recognize that “students undergo an amazing transformation, cognitively, physically and emotionally” during the pivotal middle school years. Cue Kennedy Middle School teacher Katherine Hansen, who was immediately intrigued by Six-Word
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