Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
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.”