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Classroom of the Week: Augusta Elementary School

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

By Alyssa Jocson

Across the world, teachers from grade school to grad school have found Six-Word Memoirs to be a great writing prompt for their students. But at the Augusta Elementary School in Arkansas, Jana Wilson, the literacy coach, took a slightly different approach to get everyone in her school writing. To break the ice, Jana first asked teachers to write their Six-Word Memoirs. Then she had the teachers help their students, grades K-7, compose their own memoirs and stories. Samplings of both teacher and student six-worders are collected in video form, featured on Jana’s blog for teachers, Thinking Out Loud, as well as below.

We encourage all teachers, writing coaches, and anyone else to check out and download our free Six-Word Memoir Teachers Guide.

Six-Words: Student Edition

Six-Words: Teacher Edition

Jana’s own Six-Word Memoir reflects the life and work she lives and loves: “Life is great: learning and connecting.”

2 responses

  1. Janis says:

    Loved the music in this video. What song is it?

  2. Laura says:

    I used this as part of my presentation of 6 word memoirs. My 5th grade students really enjoyed it and the music was great too!

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