Increase writing confidence, amplify social emotional learning, help all your students find their writing voice — and even become authors.
Our teacher toolkits are adaptable for both in classroom activities and fully remote learning environments.
From bell work to longer narratives, the beauty of the six-word format is its adaptability and seamless integration into every imaginable learning topic.
Help children develop confidence, empathy, self-awareness, and interpersonal skills as they create and share their stories.
Explore ideas Together
“Six-Word Memoirs bring out the best in my students. They are able to showcase their creativity and personal experience in a humorous, fun-loving way, but may also choose to display deeper, more complex emotions if they so choose.”
Engage all your students
“Six words helps students to break big ideas down to smaller bites, think deeper about their stories, and unlock personal expression. I’ve seen kids work through writer's block; in just thirty minutes they feel like they have accomplished something.”
Publish your students’ personal narrative
“The day I used Six-Word Memoirs was the day my students came alive. Finally, being free to not only write long narratives helped them to discover the essence of themselves and the heart of their writing.”
Celebrate community and make a memory!
“Many students in our class shared deeply personal experiences in their Six-Word Memoirs, and sharing them helped to bring our class closer together and build a team spirit.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Ten percent of the purchase price of each book is returned to participating teachers. What’s more, any teacher who refers another teacher who then completes the book program receive Amazon or Target gift cards ranging from $50 to $150.
Illustrated books — often the choice for elementary and lower middle school classes — are hardcover, measure 8.5” x 8.5”, and feature full color interior pages. They cost $29.99 each.
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The literary books — which include an area for students to write backstories to their six-word memoirs —are softcover, measure 5” x 8.5”, and feature black & white interior pages. They cost $15.99 each.
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Teachers don't have to manage orders; we've got it! We’ll send ready-made emails and custom order forms to teachers to send to parents. Parents are under no obligation to purchase books, however those that do will place all orders online. Then, we ship books directly to the classroom for the teacher to distribute.
Teachers spend, on average, 60 to 120 minutes with their students teaching Six-Word Memoirs and completing their classroom book. Some teachers choose to allocate additional time for editing and revision. The beauty of the six-word format is its flexibility. Some teachers decide to use it as bell and exit work, while others use it in a more substantive way to teach planning, writing, revising, and editing.
No! While books are available to parents for purchase, we’ll make sure that when we send your class their box of books to distribute on Celebration Day, it includes a free copy for the teacher.