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A 6-Word Memoir:

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Lynn Alvarez

on 15 March 2017

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Transcript of A 6-Word Memoir:

A 6-Word Memoir
6-Word Memoir: Examples
6-Word Memoir: Inferences
Revisit your 6-Word Memoir
Use your 6-Word Memoir first draft as an idea list.

Idea List: 6 words, synonyms, significant memories.

Think about the emotion/tone you want to express. Pay attention to the connotation of your word choice to communicate that tone.

Be personal, honest, and respectful. Make sure you are comfortable with what you share.

*Finalize your 6-Word Memoir. Identify the tone. How do you know? Explain the significance of your word choice.


Reflection
Why do people tell their stories?

Explain with reasons and/or examples.
A 6-Word Memoir:
a brief autobiography
Your Challenge:
Choose
6 words
that describe YOU.

Explain the significance
of your word choice.
A. For sale: baby shoes, never worn.
B. Fifteen years since last professional haircut.
C. My mom had my boyfriend deported.
D. Found true love after nine months.
E. Staring upwards. Pretending to be elsewhere.
F. My brain's a box of crayons.
Focus on one example to make inferences about the person's background and analyze the connotation of the diction to determine the tone (attitude/emotion) of their topic. How do you know?
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