"I have always imagined that Paradise will be some kind of library." ~ Jorge Luis Borges

Monday, June 20, 2016

Fifth Graders Create Six Word Memoirs

The fifth graders created six word memoirs. 
Check them out. They are amazing.

About the project

For the past three years, I have had my fifth graders reflect on their six years at our school as part of our culminating experiences in the library program. I am always impressed by their thoughtfulness and creativity. Last year, the students used Animoto to present their memoirs. This year, I decided to embed citing sources and a number of useful web skills into the project by using Google Slides and Britannica ImageQuest. The project took two forty-five minute classes.  Here are the Step by Step Directions for the project. Since music cannot be embedded into Google Slides, I played an instrumental version of a song from my Google Music playlist during the show. You can link to the song on the first slide.


  1. OMGosh! What a fun way to teach students how to cite sources. I've already emailed my fourth grade team so that we can do this with our students! THANK YOU!

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