Curriculum Connections, Book Discussion Guides, Activity Guides
Resources for Guitar Notes (Discussion Guide, Interdisciplinary Exploration Unit, and more)
Resources for Songwriting (Songwriting Lesson Plan, Songwriting Notebook, Videos and more)
Invisible Lines Interdisciplinary Exploration Unit (9 pages); Invisible Lines Book Discussion Guide (2 pages)
Revision Examples to use in the Classroom
From: Invisible Lines
Reader’s Theater Scripts
Note: If you can’t access youtube in your classroom, see the teachertube link for each video that is posted with the entry. If you know of a better resource than teachertube, please let me know.
My Writer’s Notebook shows how I use my small notebooks in my writing process.
Editing and Publishing Process (shows the editing and publishing process for Edgar Allan’s Official Crime Investigation Notebook)
How to Hear a Character’s Voice (gives four tips for writing to hear your character’s voice)
Writing Edgar Allan’s Official Crime Investigation Notebook (explains how one character took over story; shows writer’s notebook in use)
Writing Invisible Lines (shows writing process, including webs, drafts, and revisions for Invisible Lines)
A Message for Kids (about turning off TV)
Why Even Writers Need Math (showing how I use math in my professional life).
Mary Amato Books Slideshow (slideshow of all book covers)
How to Make a Dutch Baby (from Riot Brothers)
Mushrooms on Display (shows images of mushrooms that inspired Invisible Lines)
How-to (Write) Handouts
See also Writing Blog
You can use these to create author centers, bulletin boards, or posters.
Mushroom Sculpture (art idea related to Invisible Lines)
How to Make a Spore Print (science/art activity related to Invisible Lines)
How to Go on a Mushroom Foray (science activity related to Invisible Lines)
Mushroom Recipes (related to Invisible Lines)
Dutch Baby Recipe