Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Hemingway's Six Word Story Assignment

You will create a visual story as a group project based on the following challenge from www.flickr.com. You will be divided into groups of three and create a six world story like that of Ernest Hemingway: "For sale: baby shoes, never used." Remember the guidelines of our blog. Do not post a recognizable picture of yourself or another student or reveal personal information in any way. Use appropriate language. You may use your own photo or a photo from Flickr. We will post the assignment on our blog not on Flickr.

About Six Word Story

Ernest Hemingway was once prodded to compose a complete story in six words. His answer, personally felt to be his best prose ever, was "For sale: baby shoes, never used." Some people say it was to settle a bar bet. Others say it was a personal challenge directed at other famous authors.

I'd like you to post a photo with a Six Word Story in the title section of a Flickr photo. Be as inventive as possible. Have those few words tell the whole tale, and let the picture be its visual interpretation. Just make sure the title of your pic does indeed contain SIX WORDS in English. If it does not, it will be deleted. Also, if it's not a story, but only a headline or description, it may also dissapear.

And even if you don't have a photo, share the best Six Word Story you can think of. Or, add your Six Word Story to another's picture in the group. If you have a 6worder that just can't wait, the thread Six words in search of a photograph is a good place to post it and someone might have the perfect photo for you.

Be sure to tag your photos with "sixwordstory" or "6WS". It would be nice also, if you would add "For six word story" in the text portion under the photo. It's a link back to the group, and helps people find other Six Word Stories to enjoy. To make it easy, just copy the italicized line below and paste it in below your photo!

For six word story.

And most importantly, have fun!

assignment found in

Melhuish, K. (2008, April). 2.0 be or not 2.0 be: How english teachers are embracing the world wide web. English in AOTEARDOA, 23-30. Retrieved August 7, 2009, from ERIC database: http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dgnqxsbw_3htw5nkdm

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