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Six-Worders by Eighth-Graders

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

By Chris Teja

Penny Burger,  an eighth-grade language arts Teacher at Central Middle School in Muscatine, Iowa, was searching for a way to teach her students about the power of writing concisely when she stumbled across our six-word memoirs. She brought the concept into the classroom and, to keep it concise, was blown away by the results.

After seeing how amazing their memoirs turned out, Penny placed her students into groups where they collaborated on videos to showcase their work. The following is one of several videos that were presented during a special assembly and later at the Muscatine Community School District’s annual Progress Breakfast.


The excellent work in this video is another great example of six-word memoirs by teens, a group that seems to never fail to blow us away with their amazing, insightful and funny writing.  


My personal favorite: “Can’t get a girlfriend, at all.” 


We feel your pain, brother.


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6 responses

  1. Tootsie Nootan says:

    Awesome work kids!

  2. Grandma Bob says:

    Fantastic work. I hope they all grow from this. Would love to see another on written by them at the end of the year. Don’t grow up too fast kids. These are the best years of your life. Enjoy them.

  3. shelly says:

    This Video is Gangster

  4. reynolds says:


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