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A Twist on Heart Maps

Georgia Heard came up with the idea first.

Penny Kittle adapted it.

I’m bringing it from NCTE to you.

Create a Map of your TEACHING Heart. Record the places you’ve worked, the people who’ve inspired you, special moments, memorable students, etc. Here’s the one I created on Sunday (and colored last night):

A charge for this week’s WNW.
#1. Create a map of YOUR teaching heart.
#2. Select one of those items to write about in your writer’s notebook.
#3. Share it tomorrow by posting your heart and the entry on your blog (and linking it using Mr. Linky) or just submit a comment with your entry typed-in.

Stacey Shubitz View All

I am a literacy consultant who has spent the past dozen years working with teachers to improve the teaching of writing in their classrooms. While I work with teachers and students in grades K-6, I'm a former fourth and fifth-grade teacher so I have a passion for working with upper elementary students.

I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).

4 thoughts on “A Twist on Heart Maps Leave a comment

  1. I know you posted this months ago, but I’ve recently heard even more about it, but I can’t find anything concrete (other than your fabulous pictures) about this writing lesson. Can you elaborate for me on heart maps? I would appreciate it!


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