Six Word Memoirs

Writing six word memoirs are one of my favorite things to write. The words must be chosen very carefully because the writer may ONLY use six! Telling a whole story in six words is a challenge, but it’s amazing when it’s done creatively! Today we will write six word memoirs in class. We will write a BUNCH of six word memoirs in class today and publish our favorites! If you’d like to share a six word memoir, I’d love to read it! (I’ll share mine later!) 

Why Tuesdays?

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Many of you have asked me, “Why do we post slices on Tuesday?” All I could say is, “That’s how we do it on the Two Writing Teachers blog.” Well this weekend, I asked the same question to the Two Writing Teachers and I got an answer. Stacey told me about when she was planning to start posting slices. She had to decide which day. While she was thinking about it, she remembered one of her favorite TV shows, Seinfeld. Here’s the script: 

Kramer: What’s today?
Newman: It’s Thursday.
Kramer: Really? Feels like Tuesday.
Newman: Tuesday has no feel. Monday has a feel, Friday has a feel, Sunday has a feel….
 

 Stacey wanted Tuesday to have a feel, so Tuesdays feel like slicing.

I miss you guys a lot! I’d love to know how you are!! Please leave a comment. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Can’t wait to see you next week!

A story in six words

Can you tell a story in six words? This is the challenge presented to our sixth graders. It may sound easy, but it’s harder than you may think. Look at how hard the students are working!

 

Kyle is thoughtfully writing

Kyle is thoughtfully writing

 

Austin is making sure his memoir has exactly six words!

Austin is making sure his memoir has exactly six words!

 

Bryan searching for just the right word.

Bryan searching for just the right word.

 

Here are some of our six word stories...

  

Football ripping through the air, touchdown!

 

Open envelope. I made the team.

 

Best dog ever. Sick. Put down.

 

Friends. Help with emotional rides. Love.

 

I’m a little crazy. So what?

 

Run. Throw. Pass. Catch. Score. Win.

 

You borrow time. Don’t waste it.

 

There is a paw print. Look out!

 

The day I arrived, they cried.

 

Some way, some how, I’ll laugh.

 

Lots of whiplash on the rollercoaster.

 

Jellyfish in ocean. Stung on butt. 

 

Firefighter later, but for now soccer.

 

Run. Slip. Crack. OW. Doctor. Cast.

 

Little Puppy, Runt, Adopted Into Family.

 

Drawing, a life I’m going for.

 

Family, crabs, fish, sand, salt, happiness

 

Mom hurt. Dad mad. I’m scared!

 

Red roofs, delicious food, Florence life

 

Watching movie. Heart pumping. Ejector seat!?

 

Eat, sleep, and die with love.

 

Boom! Crack, ambulance. OWWWW. No school.

 

Orange serrated knife, I was four.

 

Canter. Jump. Thump. Roll, Scream. Cry.

 

Scribble, scribble I go. Top secret.

 

Pillows and books make morning magic. 

 

What’s your six word memoir?