Unlock Your Students'
“The day I used Six-Word Memoirs was the day my students came alive." CANDRA MCKENZIE, NYC Teacher
The simple Six-Word ready made lesson plan created to:
- Increase your students’ writing confidence.
- Amplify social emotional learning.
- Prompt critical thinking in just six words.
- Recommended for grades 2 through 12.
What's inside your lesson plan:
- A digital example book to share with your class
- Your Six-Word teacher guide on Google Slides
- Downloadable worksheets for your students
- Your teacher book template using Google Slides
- Examples worksheets from other students
- Printable handouts and content to share with parents
Why Six In Schools?
Engage your students in multi-disciplinary education
Curate skills around both writing and presentation design that will benefit your students for years to come.
Flexible for different learning outcomes
From bell work to longer narratives, the beauty of the six-word format is its adaptability and seamless integration into every imaginable learning topic.
Encourage social and emotional learning
Help children develop confidence, empathy, self-awareness, and interpersonal skills as they create and share their stories.
See what students have made!
Publish your students’ personal narrative
Curating your students’ words into a printed book captures their unique perspective and builds confidence in their written communication skills. See Common Softcover Book Questions
“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.”
HALLPASSBREAK PODCAST HOST & HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER NEW YORK CITY, NY
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.”
7TH & 8TH GRADE TEAM LEAD
CHILDREN'S DAY SCHOOL
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
End the scariness of the blank page for all your students and watch them engage in higher cognitive writing, starting with just Six-Words.
Explore ideas together
Spark creativity and collaboration with writing prompts that invite and inspire everyone in your classroom to do their best work.
“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.”
6TH GRADE ENGLISH TEACHER
HIGH POINT ACADEMY
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.”
NYC’S P.S. 86
THE BRONX, NY
Building a strong sense of community is the foundation for learning. It’s essential in every classroom. Sharing and celebrating each student’s published story deepens existing bonds and builds lasting memories. See Common Hardcover Book Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I grow my classroom budget?
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.
How much does a Six-Word Memoir illustrated book cost?
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.
See Example Book
How much does a Six-Word Memoir literary book cost?
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.
See Example Book
How do parents order books?
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.
How long does it take to create a classroom book?
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.
Do teachers have to pay for a classroom book?
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.