The frame routine is used to transform abstract main ideas and key topics into a concrete representation that helps students better understand what they are reading. Included in this pack are frames for the first 3 chapters of the novel, Maniac Magee. Each frame contains the main idea and essential details for 3 chapters with fill in the blank statements. Students will benefit from using these chapter frames as they help them gain a deeper understanding of the novel’s central ideas and essential details. Students can choose from a word bank to fill in the blanks to find the details that support the main idea for each chapter. The first frame provides information for the “is about” area, and the rest are left blank. Teachers can guide students to complete this section, or have students summarize their reading by completing it independently. This format can also be used as a means of differentiating instruction for struggling or special education students. The file is in PDF format and can be easily used on the smart board or promethean board and printable copies can be made for students. The full pack for all 46 chapters can be purchases as well.