I have been using heart maps with my Second Graders for a few years now. I usually just draw the map with a sharpie and copy it, but this year I decided to do it on the computer. So I’m sharing it! This is a great beginning of the year activity to learn more about your students, and to generate ideas for writing.
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.