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Georgia Heard, Consulting Author

Georgia Heard, Consulting Author

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Speaking Topics

  • Weave poetry throughout your entire year: Teach young people to care about the sounds of language, the power of imagery, and to know the joy of falling headlong in love with words, K–12
  • Looking again: Revision and developing the eyes to see the qualities of good writing, 2–8
  • Making a place for wonder: Reading and writing nonfiction in the primary grades, K–2
  • Teaching to make a difference: Touching the hearts and minds of our students through a reading and writing poetry Unit of Study, K–12

Speaker Profile

As a writer, a poet, and a founding member of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Georgia Heard continues to bring a poet’s ear and a teacher’s know-how to every aspect of writing instruction. Her latest books, Heart Maps: Helping Students Create and Craft Authentic Writing; The Revision Toolbox, Second Edition; and Finding the Heart of Nonfiction, take their place alongside essential resources such as the Heinemann titles Writing Toward Home; and Awakening the Heartwhich Instructor Magazine called one of its 12 Books Every Teacher Should Read. Georgia is also a member of Heinemann Professional Development Services.

At the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Georgia worked for seven years as Senior Staff Developer in New York City schools. Today she travels the U.S. and the world as a consultant, visiting author, and keynote speaker in school districts and conferences.

In addition to her professional books, Georgia is the coauthor of Climb Inside a Poem, classroom materials from Heinemann. She is also the author of the professional titles Poetry Lessons to Meet the Common Core Standards and A Place for Wonder as well as children’s literature such as Falling Down the Page: A Book of List Poems.

Grades: K–8