a story about bad grammar and non-existent punctuation and my TEFL adventures
Met my soulmate. At her wedding.
Isn’t it amazing how just 6 words can tell an incredibly powerful story?
Recipe for failure. Changed my ingredients.
Can you imagine planning a whole lesson around 6 words?*
When you think of the creativity and imagination that has to go in to creating a 6-word story, you realise how this is the basis for a great lesson.
For starters, you can board a few examples of 6-word stories and let them discuss what they think they mean.
Then, show them this clip to introduce them to the concept:
Finally, let them write their own 6-word stories. You can provide a topic, a theme, or even a word and let their imaginations run wild.
Write a 6-word story using the word love/money/orange.
Write a 6-word story about family/food/guilt.
Write a 6-word story about your life/a secret you have/your first relationship.
If you feel your class may need more inspiration, let them write 6-word stories on movies:
Fight club: Not allowed to talk about it.
The Ring: Hello. You’ll die in a week.
The Prestige: Look closely. The trick is obvious.
There, so many ideas.
Have fun 🙂
*Hana Ticha did – and it worked.