The activity explains itself: students must attempt to sum up their life in 6 words and no more.
There would appear to be potential applications in the classroom, however, whether as a form of assessment or for curricular purposes:
- students could be asked to sum up a concept in 6 words as their Exit Card.
- students could use 6 words to explain their state of mind / emotions as an entry card and then explain it to a classmate as part of a community building activity.
- students could take on the role of a concept in the form of a R.A.F.T. but be limited to only using 6 words.
- As a form of formative assessment, the students could be asked about their progress during a project, or even just during class, in just 6 words.
- Tuned Out by Karen Hume, p. 137
- Smith magazine has a website that allows people to leave their life in 6 words: http://www.smithmag.net/sixwords/
- An article that explains the idea: http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2011/01/06/the-story-of-your-life-in-six-words/