Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
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Maniac Magee
Vocabulary, comprehension questions, and learning activities, divided by chapters. Scroll down for related sites.

"Knot" the Whole Truth
The writer will analyze and discuss the tall tale format after reading Jerry Spinelli’s tale of Cobble’s Knot, told in Chapter 20 of Maniac Magee . Then writers will need to create an interesting character in a special situation which would allow them to stretch the truth in an imaginative tale. This lesson focuses on voice and word choice.

Maniac Magee
Summary. Follow the links under "Related Resources" for a discussion guide, writing prompt, extension activity, vocabulary builder, and more.

Maniac Magee
Designed for grades 7 and 8, this site offers a summary, theme openers, crosscurricular activities, research assignments, and suggestions for additional reading.

Maniac Magee
Summary, discussion topics, and suggestions for learning activities.

Maniac Magee
Three activities to support the novel.

Teacher Guide to Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
How might students use storyboards to demonstrate and to extend their learning? Check the resources here. Includes essential questions, plot diagram, themes, motifs and images, irony and other literary elements, vocabulary, more. Note: Storyboard That helps sponsor this site.

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