Heart mapping is a great way to start writing workshop or work on writing for the year! Students get to reflect on what is important to them by designing their "heart". Every writer should write from the heart and this is a great way to promote that. It also helps to prevent the common phrase, "I don't know what to write about". This packet includes complete lesson plans on how to get started heart mapping. It also includes a graphic organizer, student samples, and heart templates to complete the lessons.