Summarizing the Book PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER You can use one or more of these activities to help students summarize and review Maniac Magee . CLASS PROJECT : Maniac on the Map Remind students that Maniac was very happy to have an ...
Author: Linda Ward Beech
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
He wasn't born with the name Maniac Magee. He came into this world named Jeffrey Lionel Magee, but when his parents died and his life changed, so did his name. And Maniac Magee became a legend. Even today kids talk about how fast he could run; about how he hit an inside-the-park "frog" homer; how no knot, no matter how snarled, would stay that way once he began to untie it. But the thing Maniac Magee is best known for is what he did for the kids from the East Side and those from the West Side.
A student just starting to read Maniac Magee might write the following : I noticed the writer starts every sentence with “ they say " so it's like all the crazy things that follow might not be true at all . He writes like he lives in ...
Author: Perdita Finn
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
A guide to facilitating the discussion of the novel by Jerry Spinelli by students in grades four through eight offers suggestions for identifying themes, analyzing vocabulary, and responding to the text.
Story Summary Maniac Magee was born in Bridgeport. His parents were killed when the trolley on which they rode crashed into the Schuylkill River. He went to live with his Aunt Dot and Uncle Dan. When he could no longer stand living ...
In the writing of Maniac Magee, Jerry Spinelli uses all three types of irony. The name “Maniac,” for Jeffrey Magee, can be considered verbal irony. According to the dictionary, a maniac is a lunatic or madman.
Author: Michael Levin
Publisher: Teacher Created Resources
A collection of cross-curricular lessons to accompany the novel by Jerry Spinelli offers sample lesson plans, vocabulary lists, quizzes, cooperative learning activities, and book report ideas.
Maniac Magee is a winner of the Newbery Medal for excellence in children's literature. Historical Background The setting of Maniac Magee is a fictitious town called Two Mills, Pennsylvania. The book deals with the themes of racial ...
Author: Meg Preo
Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publ
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Reproducible Reading Study Guides that give students the background and support they need to understand and enjoy literature. With these reading guides, your students will practice reading comprehension skills, sharpen their vocabulary and learn to identify literary elements.
Author: Janice K. Rugg-DavisPublish On: 1994-09-01
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Author: Janice K. Rugg-Davis
Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press
This teaching unit helps introduce fine literature to students with a wide range of reading abilities. Each teaching unit promotes oral and written language proficiency through discussion questions and writing assignments that develop comprehension, application, synthesis, and evaluation skills. Reproducible pages contain classroom-tested activities that reinforce thinking skills while introducing the concept of analysis through class discussion. Extensive background information is provided for the teacher; students are presented with the elements of fiction, including setting, characterization, plot, point of view, and theme.
Still other readers, this one included, adore Maniac Magee for its begs-to-be-read-aloud prose. Jerry Spinelli is wordsmith, and an adventurous and playful one at that. The first stirrings of dawn are the “appleskin hours.
Author: Jerry Spinelli
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A Newbery Medal winning modern classic about a racially divided small town and a boy who runs. Jeffrey Lionel "Maniac" Magee might have lived a normal life if a freak accident hadn't made him an orphan. After living with his unhappy and uptight aunt and uncle for eight years, he decides to run--and not just run away, but run. This is where the myth of Maniac Magee begins, as he changes the lives of a racially divided small town with his amazing and legendary feats.
1,2,3 Graphic Organizers The three Graphic Organizers included in this Literature KitTM are especially suited to a study of Maniac Magee. Below are suggestions for using each organizer in your classroom, or they may also be adapted to ...
Author: Eleanor Summers
Publisher: Classroom Complete Press
In this State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, test prep, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: Maniac Magee is a Newbery Medal winning story about a young homeless boy running through town and the different people he meets along the way. Orphaned at the age of three, Jeffrey Magee runs away from his Aunt and Uncle eight years later. He finds himself in Two Mills, Pennsylvania, where he realizes the town is split in half—the East End and the West End. Running his way through the town, Magee learns of the hatred and racism that separates the two sides. Along the way, he meets a wide range of interesting characters, and even develops a legend for himself, earning him the nickname "Maniac". He endures hardships while moving from place to place, eventually finding a home in a buffalo pen at the zoo. Maniac Magee is a brave story about racism and homelessness. All of our content is aligned to your State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.
Caricatures RATS Cerea HOW TO USE THIS ACTIVITY : Use caricatures to introduce exaggeration as an element of such " They say Maniac legends as Paul Bunyan or Magee was born in a Maniac Magee . For homework , dump .
Author: Susan Van Zile
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Setting Pop-ups, Paper-Chain Characters, Plot Mini-Books, and more to help students "learn by doing." Includes reproducible student direction sheets and rubrics.
Maniac Magee is a story about a young man named Jeffrey Lionel “Maniac” Magee and the people who live in the town of Two Mills. Jeffrey's parents die when he is young and Jeffrey eventually becomes homeless. Jeffrey makes his way to Two ...