Maniac Magee Activity Pack

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Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli, Novel Study, Printables, Activities, Interactive Notebook, Character Map

Enjoy this Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli Activity Pack! This includes 3 Activities: Interactive Notebook, End of the Novel Activity and Character Map

Maniac Magee Interactive Notebook
Use this Interactive Notebook for the novel, Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli to engage your students during Readers Workshop. This activity is fun for students and teaches them to think about their reading. This also includes Discussion Questions to guide small group and whole class conversations.

Topics/Objectives Include:
- Story Elements (setting and characters)
- Characterization
- Vocabulary
- Summary
- Point of View
- Sequence of Events
- Character Relationships
- Text Connections
- Retell
- Compare & Contrast
- Prediction
- Synthesizing Text
- Theme

This has proven to work in the classroom within a whole class and small group settings as well as an independent activity.

Maniac Magee Project
This project can be completed by students either while they read the story or after completion of Maniac Magee.

There are 6 bottles altogether; 3 for characters and 3 for setting. Students are required to choose characters from Maniac Magee that were significant to the story and think about their character traits, how they visualized them in the story as well as how the character has changed throughout the story.
When thinking about setting, students will think about the importance of the place Maniac Magee went and how each place was significant to the story.

There are 4 Labels included.
Students use the labels to complete a character map for Maniac Magee, they will demonstrate theme, their favorite part of the story and their review of the novel. There is also a label that wraps around the handle of the soda carrier.

**Soda carrier NOT included. Soda carriers are available (for free) from Whole Foods and local grocery stores.**

Maniac Magee Character Map
As part of the culmination of the novel, I created this Character Map for the main character, Maniac Magee. Students can either work together or separately to create this map. It makes for a great bulletin board as well!

Download the preview to get a "real feel" for this activity pack!


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Maniac Magee Activity Pack
Maniac Magee Activity Pack
Maniac Magee Activity Pack