Maniac Magee: Found Poem

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 the story and craft a found poem rich in detail. 


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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have class members write a descriptive poem about their favorite character, or an acrostic poem using the title, Maniac Magee
Classroom Considerations
  • Part of a series of resources designed for Maniac Magee
  • Alluring for young, creative minds
  • Step-by-step directions are provided
  • None