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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”.

Grades

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  • 5,
  • 6

Links

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.
Read this author's biography. Includes an interview transcript and list of his works on the right menu. NOTE: This site includes ads.
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.
Here is a short interview transcript about his favorite book and story. NOTE: This site leads to social networking sites.
Read an interview transcript that Spinelli had about his writing. NOTE: This site includes ads.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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