Maniac Magee Novel Study: Digital + Printable Book Unit [Jerry Spinelli]

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Gay Miller
Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
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255 Printable Pages + Google Slides + Boom Learning Decks
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Full of great tools when reading Maniac Magee. I love that it is also available digitally to save on printing comprehension questions even though we weren't doing distance learning.
I have truly enjoyed this book. It has given me so many ideas and "starting points" to use with my students. They have loved this book and the activities that have gone along with it.
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Are you looking for a comprehensive novel study for Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli? Look no further. This comprehensive digital + printable unit includes vocabulary practice, comprehension quizzes, constructed response writing prompts, skill practice, and language arts lessons aligned to the Common Core Standards (CCSS) for grades 4-6.

Be sure to check out all three versions of the Maniac Magee Book Unit to determine which best fits your teaching style.

Version #1 -- Maniac Magee [Jerry Spinelli] Digital + Printable Book Unit (This product contains the entire printable version + Boom Decks + Google Digital Slides.)

Version #2 -- Maniac Magee [Jerry Spinelli] Printable Book Unit (This product contains the entire printable version.)

Version #3 -- Maniac Magee [Jerry Spinelli] Abridged Printable Book Unit (This version contains vocabulary practice, comprehension questions, and constructed response writing.)


Exercises that can be machine graded such as multiple-choice, matching, short answer and fill-in-the-blank questions were made digital using Boom Learning. This includes comprehension questions and vocabulary practice.

Open-ended questions that require students to write paragraphs, games, and organizers were created using Google Slides. Constructed response writing and most skill lessons are provided using Google Slides.


Lesson Plans at a Glance


  • Vocabulary List (18 Focus Words)
  • Vocabulary Bookmarks
  • Vocabulary Word Cards
  • Vocabulary Practice Booklet
  • Vocabulary Test


  • 9 Comprehension Quizzes with multiple choice, sequencing, matching, and short answer


  • 19 Constructed Writing Questions

Skill Practice/ Aligned to the Common Core State Standards

  • Prefix and Suffix Organizers ~ Organizer and I Have, Who Has Games
  • Root Words Organizers ~ Organizer and BINGO Game
  • Figurative Language Response Cards, Organizer, and Activity
  • Context Clues Organizer ~ Six Door Flip and Activities
  • Grammar Organizers ~ Cards with Rules and Storage Pocket
  • Writing Titles Lesson and Card Activity
  • Parts of Speech [Conjunctions] Organizer and Activity
  • Synonym/Antonym Organizer and Word Maps
  • Analogy Activity

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Total Pages
255 Printable Pages + Google Slides + Boom Learning Decks
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.


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