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Give Heart Maps a Rest! Try Writing Territory Maps

The heart map is a great tool for helping students find personally meaningful topics, but used year after year, it might feel a little stale. Writing territory maps is another option!

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Heart Maps: Another Twist.

Sara left the following comment, which I love, first, because it's a comment and, second, because I was planning to blog about this today.  What is that they say about minds that think alike? Sarah Brooke commented on A Twist on Heart Maps: I know you posted this months ago, but I’ve recently heard even… Continue reading Heart Maps: Another Twist.

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What’s on your heart?

Yesterday a fourth grade classroom I work with kicked off their poetry study by mapping their hearts (sans Georgia Heard).  Stacey & I did this a few months ago for WNW.  This is a great way to kick off poetry in the intermediate grades, because it allows a focus on emotion.  As Fletcher says, "Poetry… Continue reading What’s on your heart?