Today we looked at the six-word sentence "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." We talked about how those simple six words use thoughtful DICTION (word choice) and PUNCTUATION to imply a story.
Using your personal Hero's Journey as your brainstorming, your task this weekend is to select at least 3 stages of your hero's journey, and draft one or two "six-word memoirs" for each of those three stages. *Remember, a memoir is a true "slice" of your life.
These are first drafts, so they don't have to be perfect BUT they should:
1) each have exactly six words
2) use words and punctuation creatively to put strong emotions into your sentence, implying the story behind them
3) be correctly capitalized
In summary: due in class on Monday 9/26 are between three and six 6-word memoirs that hint at a true story from your life. Have fun writing!
Example from Ms. Rush's hero journey about becoming a teacher:
Refusal of Call
(Decided teaching seemed like too much work, maybe it wasn't what I wanted to do.)
--> Drafts: Planning, grading... who's got the time?!
Making a difference? Not so easy.
I wanted to make a difference...
9th Grade Foundations
This class serves as a gateway course to our choice-based English Language Arts curriculum! It is a foundational course which will ensure the readiness of your reading and writing skills to support your learning throughout the rest of your high school career.