Lead students into an understanding of not only crucial words found in the novel, Maniac Magee, but also how to identify and explain how context clues help define words.
Wait! Doesn't that sounds terribly boring? Not with this method! Students play Go Fish (I call it GO MANIAC) in order to practice these skills.
One game set includes 64 cards (a total of 16 vocabulary words) and directions.
In this game, four of a kind include: the vocabulary word, definition, quote from the book, and a list of context clues + explanation of how those words help students infer what the word means.
This activity is sure to make kids enjoy vocabulary study!