Maniac Magee

Author: Jerry Spinelli,Linda Ward Beech,Scholastic, Inc. Staff

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590366441

Category: Children

Page: 16

View: 4970

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.
Posted in Children

A Guide for Using Maniac Magee in the Classroom

Author: Michael Levin

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 1557345376

Category: Education

Page: 48

View: 2835

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.
Posted in Education

Maniac Magee

Everything You Need for Successful Literature Circles That Get Kids Thinking, Talking, Writing--And Loving Literature

Author: Perdita Finn

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780439163620

Category: Education

Page: 32

View: 4176

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.
Posted in Education

Maniac Magee - Literature Kit Gr. 5-6

Author: Eleanor Summers

Publisher: Classroom Complete Press

ISBN: 1771673656

Category: Education

Page: 57

View: 6571

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.
Posted in Education

Maniac Magee

and related readings

Author: N.A

Publisher: Holt McDougal

ISBN: 9780395775240

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 216

View: 7558

After his parents die, Jeffrey Lionel Magee's life becomes legendary, as he accomplishes athletic and other feats which awe his contemporaries.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Thunder on the Tennessee

Author: G. Clifton Wisler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780590131780

Category: Texas

Page: 154

View: 6577

Following his father's example, sixteen-year old Willie Delamer joins the Second Texas Regiment and leaves his beloved Texas to fight for the Confederacy.
Posted in Texas

An Instructional Guide for Literature: Maniac Magee

Author: Mary Ellen Taylor

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1493860445

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 72

View: 4532

Explore the many obstacles that Maniac Magee encounters in this eye-opening book. Students will learn to analyze prejudices and other challenges that Magee faces by completing fun, challenging activities and lessons provided in this digital instructional guide for literature. This e-book guide is the perfect tool for teachers to aid students in analyzing and comprehending this story. Appealing and challenging cross-curricular lessons and activities incorporate research-based literacy skills to help students become thorough readers. These lessons and activities work in conjunction with the text to teach students how to analyze and comprehend story elements in multiple ways, practice close reading and text-based vocabulary, determine meaning through text-dependent questions, and much more.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Maniac Magee Making Cross-Curricular Connections

Author: Mary Ellen Taylor

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1493860496

Category:

Page: 5

View: 9383

These cross-curricular activities for Maniac Magee incorporate key skills from the Common Core. The activities integrate literature with social studies, science, mathematics, and more.
Posted in

Maniac Magee

A Literature Resource Guide

Author: Janice K. Rugg-Davis

Publisher: Milliken Publishing Company

ISBN: 1773442848

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 2593

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.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Focus on Reading

Maniac Magee

Author: Walch,Walch Publishing

Publisher: Walch Publishing

ISBN: 9780825144233

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 48

View: 9866

Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Maniac Magee Reading Guide

Author: Meg Preo

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publ

ISBN: 1599051141

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 42

View: 2863

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.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Maniac Magee Lit Link Gr. 4-6

Author: N.A

Publisher: On The Mark Press

ISBN: 1770721908

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 3264

Posted in Education

Maniac Magee Close Reading and Text-Dependent Questions

Author: Mary Ellen Taylor

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1493860488

Category:

Page: 7

View: 486

Students analyze Maniac Magee using key skills from the Common Core. Close reading of the text is required to answer text-dependent questions. Included are student pages with the text-dependent questions as well as suggested answers.
Posted in

Maniac Magee

Puzzle Pack

Author: William T. Collins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781583378618

Category:

Page: 142

View: 8344

Puzzle Packs include a unit word list (characters names, symbols, etc.) and a vocabulary word list with definitions. There are 4 crosswords, 4 word searches, 4 matching, 4 fill in the blank, 4 magic squares, 32 bingo cards for the unit words. All of the above plus 4 vocabulary juggle letter worksheets and flash cards for the vocabulary words.
Posted in

Maniac Magee

Author: Kathleen M. Fischer

Publisher: Learning Links

ISBN: 9780881227314

Category:

Page: 30

View: 1931

Novel-Ties study guides contain reproducible pages in a chapter by chapter format to accompany a work of literature of the same title.
Posted in

Maniac Magee

A Unit Plan

Author: Barbara M. Linde

Publisher: Teacher's Pet Publications

ISBN: 9781583371626

Category: Content area reading

Page: 194

View: 9114

LitPlan Teacher Packs have a foundation of materials for teaching works of literature. Over one hundred pages including short answer study questions, multiple choice quiz questions, discussion questions, writing assignments, vocabulary worksheets, daily lessons, unit tests, games, puzzles, review materials, bulletin board ideas, and much more.
Posted in Content area reading

Novel Unit for Maniac Magee

A Complete Literature and Grammar Unit for Grades 4-8

Author: Middle Novel,Middle School Novel Units

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781490491837

Category:

Page: 70

View: 4528

This is a combined literature and grammar unit that contains everything you need to teach the novel and more! Included in the unit are pre-reading, active-reading and post-reading activities with grammar lessons, literary activities, a literary terms and elements matching quiz, a final essay test with grading rubric, and other activities just for fun!
Posted in