One Life, Six Words, What's Yours?

Reflection by Orion. Photos: A.LeMmon

Inspired by Ernest Hemingway's famous six-word tale, "For sale: baby shoes, never worn," six word stories serve as a way for students to summarize succinctly and cleverly. Mrs. Chausow's English classes recently completed their own works and are displaying them in the hall for all to ponder. 

One student wrote, "perfect world: wish i was there". He summed up his experience in these words,"I want a perfect world and I’m not close to having it. I’ve had lots of bad luck [in] the past year." He relayed many personal events that affected him and concluded by stating, "And now I’m here. I’ve had a little good luck. I get to be in the same school as my cousins."

This thought provoking exercise allowed for students to look inward and reflect, to share experiences, and to think outside of themselves as they read others' works. Thank you, Mrs. Chausow!