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Literature: "Maniac Magee" by Jerry Spinelli

These sites are about author Jerry Spinelli and his Newbery 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.

Grades

  • 4,
  • 5,
  • 6

Links

These two sample PDF pages from a teacher resource give ideas for discussions about the book.
This site from Scholastic has a writing prompt, discussion guide, extension activity, and vocabulary builder. Click on the links at the right.
Read about this author and find out if he does research for his books. "Interview transcript" has questions students asked this author. NOTE: This site contains ads.
This site contains a book review, items to discuss, and various activities to go along with this book. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Find out what it took for "Maniac Magee" to be a Newbery Award winner.
This site from McDougal Littell has cross-curricular activities and research ideas for this book.
Play a vocabulary game to test your vocabulary understanding from "Maniac Magee."
This game can be used as a prereading activity to Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee.
A twelve-page pdf is a lesson plan for the novel Maniac Magee.
This page has a vocabulary list, printable questions, and activities that go along with each chapter.

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