Maniac Magee Novel Study Unit - Common Core Questions, Projects, Activities

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Maniac Magee Novel Study Unit by Jerry Spinelli - Questions, Projects, and Activities

This huge Maniac Magee Novel Study Unit contains everything you need to teach a complete novel study on Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli. Detailed Maniac Magee comprehension questions, answer keys, vocabulary words, story element analysis, and engaging projects are all included in this Maniac Magee Literature Guide. All activities are classroom tested and include creative handouts, detailed instructions, templates, and rubrics! This package is perfect for your upcoming Maniac Magee unit! Very little teacher prep is needed – simply print and teach!

Resources included in this package can be easily aligned to the common core.

This creative and engaging package includes the following:

Comprehension Questions: A complete set of comprehension questions for each of the eight parts of the novel. COMPLETE ANSWER KEY INCLUDED!!!

Vocabulary Words: A complete set of Vocabulary words covering all the chapters of the novel.

Reading and Comprehension Strategy Notes: A page of notes on the different types of Reading and Comprehension strategies is included. This package includes a complete teacher version and a fill in the blank student version.

Question Stems: A full page of information on the three different levels of questions is included. Level one questions ask students to think and search. These type of questions can be answered by looking directly at the text. Level two questions ask students to go beyond answers they find in the text, and asks them to think about what the author wants them to believe. Level three questions ask students to examine their own thinking. Answers for these types of questions cannot be found in the text, and relate to directly to the students own thinking. Different question stem examples are provided for each level of questioning. Students refer back to this page of information throughout the unit, as they are asked to create and answer their own questions using each of the different question levels.

Reading and Comprehension Strategy Based Questions: A collection of handouts relating to each chapter of the novel. These handouts include a variety of Reading Strategy and Comprehension Strategy based questions, and require students to really THINK about the reading. Students are asked to make predictions, inferences, and connections (text to self, text to world, and text to text). Students are asked to visualize, through words and illustrations. Students are asked to analyze quotes from the novel, and evaluate the novel as a whole. Activities relating to summarizing, synthesizing, and questioning are also included.

Character Compare and Contrast Template: Students use this template to compare and contrast the differences and similarities between Maniac Magee and Amanda Beale. Students examine the way each character thinks and feels - a great way to get students to think deeply about each character!

Cobble’s Knot Challenge: An exciting final activity! Students research different types of knots, and create their own knot masterpieces. When complete, students face off in a knot untying challenge! Instructions and template included!

Individual Section Summaries: Students use these handouts to summarize each of the 3 book sections. An excellent review tool! A template handout is also included, giving students specific instructions about how to right an effective summary.

Elements of Literature Notes: No novel study is complete without information on the Elements of Literature. Several pages of information relating to each element (conflict, foreshadowing, etc.) are organized into an easy to read table. A blank student version is included. These notes can be applied to ANY novel or short story!

Compare and Contrast Venn Diagram Graphic Organizers: A set of 4 graphic organizers are included, for students to compare and contrast Maniac with other characters in the book.

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Maniac Magee Novel Study Unit -  Common Core Questions, Pr
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