What's Your 6 Word Memoir?

This is what I had on my bulletin board when the students came into Lunch Bunch today. ( I copied it from this pin on Pinterest.)   I know that they have been writing memoirs in ELA and our video project that we having been working on for weeks is at the point where I only need to see a few students at a time, so I knew it was time to move on to something new.

I have been thinking of having the kids describe themselves in 6 words since break, when the 6 word memoir idea was being bounced all over Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook.

There was a lot of discussion as they sat down with their lunch about "You in six words."  "Impossible" was the phrase I think I heard most of.

As they ate their lunch, I read them Ernest Hemingway's 6 word novel, that started it all.

For Sale: Baby Shoes.  Never worn.

We talked about what that might mean and how might people interpret it.  Afterwards I showed them a Haiku Deck with some sample 6 word memoirs.  I then asked them to write me own 6 word memoir.  
To brainstorm, I had them work together to fill out this sheet:

Before I collected their memoirs, I asked them how what we did today tied into our work with kindness and ending bullying.  Basically we want others to think of us in a way that shows we care about others, that we are not afraid to take a stand, that we are proud of who we are, and that we respect each other's differences.  All I can say is, "Good work girls!"  

I collected the memoirs at the end of Lunch Bunch and I have put together this Haiku Deck presentation that I will share with them when we gather back together next week.

Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app for iPad

I even have this lesson linked to both ASCA and NY Standards.

You can get a copy of this lesson plan on Teachers Pay Teachers in my store.  I thought this was an easier for way for people to download it.   ( I have priced it at $1.00 because it can be used for an observation and is linked to the standards.)  

Anyway, what would your 6 words be?  Leave a comment below or join in the conversation by one of the ways below:

No comments

Powered by Blogger.

Search This Blog

Join and Follow

One of the top 100 School Counseling Websites

Member of the SCOPE Blogroll

New and Notable

New and Notable
ASCA 2013
Back to Top