Maniac Magee: Novel Study

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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 storyboards. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Challenge small groups to create as many original similes as possible 
  • Invite individuals to use context clues to draw a portrait of Maniac Magee 
Classroom Considerations

  • Includes a limited preview of the entire novel study
  • Provide dictionaries for students to reference
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information

  • Targets many skills, including language, vocabulary, and summarizing 
  • Includes an author biography and brief novel overview 

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