heart map- I used Nancie Atwell's concept of a heart map in the past, but I like this variation for younger students.

Heart Map for Writing: It's on writing about the things you love. You draw a big heart and then fill it with all those things. The teacher does one to model, and then your friends create their own. It is writing topic inspiration for your friends.

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,...

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,.

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Lead a mini lesson (template at seusstastic - daily Have students keep heart map in writing folders to provide future writing prompt ideas.

FREE! This sheet can be used as a reference for kids to use when stuck for something to write about, a fast finisher activity, or a first week of school activity!

Setting Up Our Writer's Notebooks

This sheet can be used as a reference for kids to use when stuck for something to write about, a fast finisher activity, a first week of school activity, or as a literacy center! Possible alternative to a heart map.

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