Standards & Objectives

10.5.1. Writing Processes and Features: Write biographical or autobiographical narratives or short stories that: describe a sequence of events and communicate the significance of the events to the audience; locate scenes and incidents in specific places10.4.1. -Organization and Focus: Discuss ideas for writing with classmates, teachers, and other writers and develop drafts alone and collaboratively.11-12.SL.5. -Make strategic use of digital media: (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add intererest


  • Examine the six-word genre

  • Discuss applications for concise language in ‘real life.’ ex. Ebay, Twitter, Comments

  • Apply 6-word memoir process to own lives

  • Contribute to whole-class project through Google Docs (each student creating one slide)

  • Reflection (Exit Ticket)

Six-Word Memoir Resources

Turn on Your Cell Phones!
Log in to Socrative by going to enter 2767 to join Space Race: Name That Slogan!

Link to Mrs. Shay's English Classes...explore this link for video samples of other student work in this genre.

Memoirs of the Week - just what it says:)

Oprah's site: Your Life Story in Six Words

Collaborative Google Doc - Click on this link to create your slide and comment on the slide of each member of your group. Feel free to comment on other slides if there is time.

Exit Ticket Link - Reflections on the lesson.

Extension Opportunity: Call for Submissions - A New Book of Six-Word Illustrations by Students

How exciting it would be to have a student from MHS to be selected for an entry in this new venture!