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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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Call for Submissions: “Six Words Fresh Off the Boat” Book!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Be in a Book from Fresh Off the Boat & Six-Word Memoirs! ABC’s acclaimed series, Fresh Off the Boat, and Larry Smith’s popular Six-Word Memoir project, invite you to share your story for a new book, Six Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity,
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Rad! The Top Six Favorite Fads

Friday, October 7, 2016
A fad may fizzle, but does it ever truly fade? For SixContest #85, we invited you to share Six Words on your favorite fads of all time. Your stories prove what once was old often becomes new again — often with a “retro chic”
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Memoirist of the Month—October 2016: Andrew H.

Saturday, October 1, 2016
“I was immediately struck by the incredible balance between simplicity and depth of expression that can be achieved by story telling using only six words. It offered me a way to begin developing and sharing my own stories. Six-Word Memoirs
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Top Six Memoirs to Celebrate Character

Friday, September 23, 2016
Character informs how we think and behave. We all have “character,” but it’s the personal experiences that make our character strengths unique and play an important role in our successes. For SixContest #84, in honor of Character Day, we asked you to
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Mrs. Kochheiser’s Sixth Grade Students at Waverly East Intermediate School in Lansing, Michigan

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Waverly East Intermediate School in Lansing, Michigan is a one-to-one school, with an emphasis on the ways that technology can enhance learning and self-expression. Sixth grade Language Arts and Social Studies teacher Kristin Kochheiser explores this intersection with passion, recently introducing
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