As soon as my budding authors get back to school, I like to help them get organized and ready to write. One of the things I like to talk to them about is the fact that all authors get writer's block now and then.
I introduce them to Heart Maps and I. Everything you'll need to share these two strategies is included in the Zip file. You'll receive a detailed Power Point presentation, two heart map templates, and a Pirate themed writing journal label template.
I've found that my students go back to their "Heart Map" and "I" over and over whenever they need help coming up with writing topics/ideas. To give them an idea of what I expect, I always prepare my own writing journal with a label, heart map, and I to share with my students.
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