Novel study: Maniac Magee and a film version - compare and contrast

Novel study: Maniac Magee and a film version - compare and contrast
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This chart provides a way for students to organize their observations about the Nickelodeon movie version of the Newbery-winning novel Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli.

Rather than "just watching a movie," students will be able to analyze it effectively by comparing and contrasting it with the novel. As a graphic organizer, this chart heightens the students' attentive responses and improves their awareness of how Maniac's story is presented through different media.

The Nickelodeon movie lasts about 70 minutes and is available online. The Web link is provided on the graphic organizer. PLEASE NOTE: Web links often change, and the movie has also been found on YouTube if the Nickelodeon link no longer leads to the video page. Buyer is responsible for accessing the movie format.

This resource is created by Stephen Campbell. Check out my charts for other novel/movie pairings:

Because of Winn-Dixie
Bridge to Terabithia
Charlotte's Web
The City of Ember
Maniac Magee
Number the Stars and the movie Miracle at Midnight
Number the Stars and an amateur film version
The Tale of Despereaux
Tuck Everlasting
A Wrinkle in Time
The Outsiders
The Devil's Arithmetic
Total Pages
2 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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