Heart Maps


“I’ve mapped my heart dozens of times and each time I discover new writing possibilities.”
—Georgia Heard

In Heart Maps, master teacher Georgia Heard shares 20 unique, multi-genre heart maps to help your students write with care and authenticity. This beautiful, full-color book is also a practical resource for helping student uncover new writing possibilities throughout the year. This sample, which includes a heart map to use with students right away, offers:

  • a look at the how and why of helping children write authentically with heart maps
  • a heart map template to try (“Be the Change That You Wish to See in the World”), along with coaching tips for using this heart map from Georgia
  • writing ideas, sample student heart maps, and related mentor texts to support the use of this heart map in your classroom.