Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Sharing Six-Word Memoirs

After writing the six-word memoirs at our orientation, I decided to use them with my 4th graders as a culminating project. They loved writing them The most powerful memoirs came from students who struggle the most. I will definitely do them again, but maybe mid-year also as some students used them to show some difficult feelings.


  1. Gigi! Holy Moly! I am cheering for you to get teacher of the year. I love that your students chalked these! What can they be in fourth grade? And do they really know how to use semicolons? And I love Katy Perry's "Roar" as your instrumental backdrop. My 4 and 6 year old and I spent all year dancing with the YouTube clip below for inspiration. If these kids can pull this off, we can do...anything!