Maniac Magee Comprehension Questions

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 activities and projects. Each section includes all three of these options and covers from five to ten chapters.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Because of the way the packet is organized, you could easily split up most of the sections and hand them out separately, or hand out the entire resource as a packet
Classroom Considerations

  • Many of the questions are recall, but there are some that require higher-level thinking skills
Pros

  • The extension ideas provide opportunities for more extended writing as well as creative expression through projects
  • Includes some review about halfway through to ensure that learners are keeping up with what's going on in the story
Cons

  • Does not include an answer key