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

Gay Miller
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Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli Novel Study contains lessons aligned to the Common Core Standards (CCSS) for grades 4-6. This comprehensive digital + printable unit includes vocabulary practice, comprehension quizzes, constructed response writing prompts, skill practice, and language arts lessons.

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.)

The digital resources include the following:

Activities for Google Slides

• 20 Constructed Response Writing Questions

• Prefix and Suffix Charts – Students add words, definitions, and sample sentences. [Prefixes non- and inter- plus Suffixes –less and –ment]

• Figurative Language Organizer (2 Versions)

• Context Clues (2 Versions -- 4 and 6 Types of Clues)

• Writing Titles of Text (Rules + Practice)

• Synonyms and Antonyms

Activities for Boom Learning

• 9 Vocabulary/Comprehension Decks

• Context Clues

• Prefixes

• Suffixes

• Conjunctions

The printable resource includes the following:

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 ~ Fan Organizers

• Prefix/Suffix I Have, Who Has Games

• Root Words Organizers ~ Hexagon Fold

• BINGO Game using Root Words

• Figurative Language Response Cards

• Figurative Language Organizer ~ Three Flaps Flip

• Foot Idiom Activity

• Context Clues Organizer ~ Six Door Flip

• Context Clues Activities

• Grammar Organizers ~ Cards with Rules and Storage Pocket

• Writing Titles Lesson

• Writing Titles Card Activity

• Parts of Speech [Conjunctions] Organizer ~ Pamphlet Fold

• Correlative Conjunction Activity

• Synonym/Antonym Organizer ~ 2 Flaps Flip

• 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).
Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words.
Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.
Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.


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