Author Study: Jerry Spinelli
Learn about the author Jerry Spinelli and the books he has written. Includes his biography, interview transcripts, games, and activities. There are links to eThemes Resources on his books “Crash”, “Fourth Grade Rats”, “Loser”, “Maniac Magee”, and “Stargirl”.
Jerry Spinelli Official Site
This is the official website for the author Jerry Spinelli. Read about his life and work. Includes interviews, writing tips, and games and activities that go with his books.
This site includes the author's brief biography and a list of his books. Includes awards and reviews he has received as well as a reading guide and quiz for the book "Stargirl". NOTE: There are links that lead to external websites and social networking sites.
Scholastic: Jerry Spinelli
Read this author's biography. Includes an interview transcript and list of his works on the right menu. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Jerry Spinelli's Biography
Read biographical information on Jerry Spinelli. Click on the three book examples to read chapters, following reading guides, listen to audio excerpts, and read an interview with Spinelli. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Jerry Spinelli Q & A
Here is a short interview transcript about his favorite book and story. NOTE: This site leads to social networking sites.
Transcript of Author Live with Jerry Spinelli
Read an interview transcript that Spinelli had about his writing. NOTE: This site includes ads.
eThemes Resource: Literature: "Crash" by Jerry Spinelli
These sites are about the book "Crash," which explores the themes of bullying and friendship. Find information about the book, its themes, and the author. Includes lesson plans, quizzes, interview transcripts, and interactive games. There are also links to eThemes Resources on Friendship and Bullying.
eThemes Resource: Literature: "Fourth Grade Rats" by Jerry Spinelli
These websites are about the book "Fourth Grade Rats" and author Jerry Spinelli. There are comprehension questions and graphic organizers. Also includes links to eTheme resources on bullies in literature, story elements, reading skills, decoding strategies, and inference.
eThemes Resource: Literature: "Loser" by Jerry Spinelli
These websites are about the book "Loser" and author Jerry Spinelli. Go to his official website to learn more about him. There are also worksheets, games, and lesson plans for the book. Includes links to eThemes resources on the literature theme of bullying and the Mark Twain literature awards for 2004-2005, for which this book was a nominee.
eThemes Resource: Literature: "Maniac Magee" by Jerry Spinelli
These sites are about author Jerry Spinelli and his Newberry Award winning book "Maniac Magee." There are suggested activities to go along with the book and an online quiz. Also includes information about the criteria to win a Newbery Award.
eThemes Resource: Literature: "Stargirl" by Jerry Spinelli
These websites are about the book "Stargirl" and author Jerry Spinelli. Explore the author's official website to learn more about him. There are also worksheets, excerpts, book reviews, and discussion questions for the book. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on the literature theme of bullying.