As I was glancing over my writing journal this week, I was reminded of something I had started earlier in the year. At the end of each day's writing, I would summarize the day into a six-word-memoir. It is quite challenging, but fun. I began to think---if I was in the classroom, I would have the students do at least one of these to put with their Memoir Unit of Study.
Here are a few samples from the book: Not Quite What I Was Planning edited by Smith Magazine.
- Cheese is the essence of life.---Mary Lynch
- Was rebellious teen. Now raising one.--Michelle Ganon
- I wouldn't change it a bit.---Ann Pacton
- Cold, windy day, sinus-y and tired.
- Math isn't easy, but it's important.