At the beginning of the year, I love to have my kids complete a Heart Map in their writing journal. A Heart Map is a map of their heart,...
Heart Map from Georgia Heard's Awakening the Heart. What is important to you? What is on your heart? THIS is your map to building your private practice! pinned by Private Practice from the Inside Out at http://www.AllThingsPrivatePractice.com
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First Grade Wow: Beginning of the Year Writing Inspiration (Heart Map, What I Love, Happy to Be Me poem)
I really like this as maybe a beginning of the year activity to get to know students ~
heart map- I used Nancie Atwell's concept of a heart map in the past, but I like this variation for younger students.
Made this... LOVE IT... made a printable with 12 spots for kids to fill in. They have it glued inside their journals for writing inspiration.
Writing anchor chart - Don't know where to start? Just write from the heart!
Using our Writer's Notebooks: A Mentor Text for Heart Maps!
Amazing writing notebook ideas, I teach upper el but it could be adapted for lower elementary, middle school or high school.