Legend has it that Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. His response? “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”
Starting in 2006, SMITH Magazine asked its readers for their own six-word memoirs. The results have been published in two books which you can look inside on Amazon here and here. This video presents some memoirs from the latest book.
1. Get your students to expand a six-word memoir into a longer story.
2. Get students to write their own six-word memoirs.
3. Take a selection of memoirs and jumble up the words. Students have to put words in correct order.