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Genre Lesson: Realistic Fiction

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
As scholars begin identifying stories as realistic fiction, its important they see many examples to solidify their concepts of this genre. Readers begin with a personal connection, thinking of television shows they like and determining...
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Third Grade Angels: Novel Study

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
A million things to do, a ton of homework ... hyperbole sure does help get the point across! With the novel study for Jerry Spinelli's Third Grade Angels, scholars practice writing their own exaggerated sentences. Additionally, they...
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Milkweed: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Why is conflict an essential part of every good story? Using a helpful novel study for Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli, scholars create an original quintet poem based on their reading. Pupils also research the city of Warsaw, Poland and...
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Maniac Magee: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
The protagonist of Jerry Spinelli's novel, Maniac Magee, has lived a very unusual life. Scholars learn all about it with a helpful companion to the novel. Pupils answer reading comprehension questions and summarize their reading with...
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Summer Reading Project

For Teachers 3rd - 4th Standards
Summer means sun, fun, and a good book! Boost scholars' enthusiasm and proficiency in reading with a summer project of their choice—a book jacket, collage, or shoe box diorama. A variety of titles and authors from every genre offers...
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Maniac Magee: Magic Number Strategy

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Take a break from reading to find the magic number with this vocabulary game using words drawn from Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee.  Participants match the definition to the word in each numbered square of the puzzle, then add the number...
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Maniac Magee: Discussion Questions

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Why did they say that? What did they mean? How did they feel? Using the six levels of Bloom's Taxonomy, challenge your young readers to answer the comprehension questions about chapters 41 and 42 of Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli. Each...
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Maniac Magee: Problematic Situation

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
As part of their reading of Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee, class members consider what it would take to survive living on their own. Using the provided worksheet, individuals list their needs and decide where they would seek shelter.
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Maniac Magee: Picture Book Strategy

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Who would have thought to explore the concept of race through children's literature?  After reading Bell Hooks' picture book, Skin Again, and chapter sixteen of Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee, class members consider whether skin color...
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Maniac Magee: Found Poem

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Instruct your readers to scrounge through the pages of Maniac Magee in search for descriptive passages or words they may use to write poetry. As they look for meaningful, sensory descriptors in Jerry Spinelli's novel, readers connect to...
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Maniac Magee: Fishbowl Discussion

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Split the class into two groups for a fishbowl discussion using of Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee. The first group initiates the conversation by reviewing the important points of Chapter thirteen while group two members are listening,...
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Maniac Magee: Anticipation Guide

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Activate your learners' prior knowledge and experience with an anticipation guide for Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee. Kids answer eight questions about prejudice, skin color, and friendship before reading the book, and include reasons and...
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Maniac Magee: The Cloze Procedure

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Fill in the blanks with a Cloze activity based on Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli. After listening to a passage read out loud, kids complete the worksheet by using their memories and context clues.
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Maniac Magee: A 5th Grade Literature Guide

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
There's no need to run around trying to plan a unit for the book Maniac Magee, the work has already been done for you. Through a series of whole class, small group, and independent lessons and activities, students practice synthesizing...
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Maniac Magee Comprehension Questions

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Supplement your Maniac Magee lesson plans with a packet of student materials. Included here is a variety of questions about the text. Pupils complete multiple choice and short-answer questions and choose from a variety of extension...
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Maniac Magee

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Add to children's enjoyment of the award-winning novel Maniac Magee with this fun collection of resources. From sequence of events and fact or fiction worksheets, to writing newspaper articles and creating advertisements based on the...
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Biopoem-During Activity

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Have your class create biopoems after reading chapter 24 of Jerry Spinelli's Milkweed. In groups, they make a list of characteristics for one character in the book (consider assigning characters based on how much information is provided...
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Fishbowl Discussion: Milkweed

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Use a fishbowl discussion to get the whole class talking! As your class progresses through Jerry Spinelli's Milkweed, have them take part in fishbowl discussions. Two discussion prompts are provided, and a step-by-step process is...
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Guess The Meaning

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
While reading Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli, learners record unfamiliar vocabulary words to complete a graphic organizer. They record the word, its context, and their personal guess before searching for the dictionary definition. 
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Textual Analysis Lesson: Segregation: Past or Present?

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Are your scholars reading Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee? If so, use this textual analysis packet and lesson plan guide to drive deeper thinking about the characters, create personal connections, and apply historical contexts to the text....
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Lesson 4: Theme Matters

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
This useful approach to determining themes based on specific details from a book is aimed at readers of Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee. It could also easily be adapted for use with other books or readings. The class identifies recurring...
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Graphing Maniac's Ups and Downs

For Students 4th - 6th
Original and cross-curricular, this reproducible graph comes with a chronological list of 19 events from Jerry Spinelli's novel as "data." Readers plot each one on a scale of 1-10 to show how happy Maniac is at those moments in the...
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Memoir Writing Based on Jerry Spinelli's Milkweed

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Using chapter 1 of Jerry Spinelli's Milkweed, middle schoolers write a personal memoir based on Spinelli's style and a Six Trait writing activity. The activity suggests several ways to activate prior knowledge, including a picture book...
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Spinelli's Maniac Magee (excerpt): Reading and Critical Thinking Practice

For Students 4th - 6th
A brief, dialogue-rich passage from Jerry Spinelli's novel Maniac Magee is accompanied by a well-written literacy assessment tool. Thematic content lends itself to age-appropriate discussions about race relations and social justice....