After visiting the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, I wrote this essay for Teen Librarian Toolbox about the power of diaries–especially for teens. In the essay, I also mention my suggestion for a library display and share my Encourage Diary Writing Display sign.
Please share my essay in Education Week about my observations of the brightest and best teachers in classrooms around the country.
When it comes to writing, some kids have a hard time getting started. In this article (first published in the Arizona Reading Association Journal), you can read my suggestions.
Read this article to learn more about Mary Amato’s writing style and philosophy, and how the books Harriet the Spy and Little Women inspired her.
Article by Mary Amato, The Whole Story: How and Why I Write Books, Talking Points, Volume 21, Number 1, October 2009. Copyright 2009 by the National Council of Teachers of English. Used with permission.
Here’s an article about teaching children to play the mountain dulcimer.
“Songs Sweet and Simple: Making Music with the Mountain Dulcimer” by Mary Amato, Mothering Magazine.
The power of making and playing with masks.
“Tinker, Tiger, Robot, Spy: Wearing Masks, Children Can Do and Be Anything” by Mary Amato, Mothering Magazine.