Georgia Heard

STAAR Distinguished Speaker Series (Grades 3-8)

Reading Writing Connections: Using Nonfiction Mentor Texts to Teach Qualities of Powerful Nonfiction Writing


The interrelatedness of reading and writing has never been more apparent.

Georgia Heard will introduce you to many new and exciting nonfiction mentor texts, and engaging writing mini-lessons, that

will rally your students to raise the level of expectation for the nonfiction texts they write.

About Georgia Heard

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. Instructor Magazine called her book Awakening the Heart one of its 12 Books Every Teacher Should Read.


At the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Georgia worked for seven years as Senior Staff Developer in New York City Schools.

Writing from the Heart

Wednesday, Jan. 13th 2016 at 8am-3pm

5701 Springdale Road

Austin, TX

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1. Visit http://ecampus.esc13.net.

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4. Click the Register button.

Registration Contact
Contact Misty at 512-919-5485, or email misty.stephens@esc13.txed.net.