Unit length: 3 weeks (10-15 days) benchmarks/ student objectives: 6411/6511 students will cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Chapter 21 ~ journal entry 39 chapter 22 ~ acrostic poem 40 abcs of island of the blue dolphins 52 • maniac magee. Maniac magee is authored by jerry spinelli, who grew up in norristown and later raised his six children in the chatham park community the novel won the newbery medal and is a favorite book to many school children. Maniac magee is a novel written by american author jerry spinelli and published in 1990 exploring themes of racism and homelessness, it follows the story of an orphan boy looking for a home in the fictional pennsylvania town of two mills. Maniac magee, spinelli's newbery medal winner, is about an athletically gifted boy whose accomplishments ignite legends about him jeffrey manic magee is a caucasian orphan who has run away from his foster home.
Ask students why they think amanda and maniac became friends (possible answers: they shared an interest in books they had respect for one another) then point out that by the end of the story, maniac and mars were developing a friendship ask: what do you think this friendship is based on. Maniac simply because the color of his skin, and on the other, maniac sees people for their character and not the color of their skin by using the double entry journal with. Maniac magee journal 1 (after reading chapters 1-5) due sep 22, 2016 by choose two character traits you would use to describe maniac so far use a piece of. Write a journal entry that explains how jeffrey magee conquered the wonderful knot at cobbler's store the homeless among us : read about one families path to homelessness and draft a letter to the editor in your community.
All of the students in al gallo's class are reading the novel, maniac magee, by jerry spinelli they have grand conversations about each chapter, respond in reading logs, and add important words from the chapters to the class word wall. Maniac magee by jerry spinelli brett grayson journal entry number 1 pages 1-40 maniac magee is both a simple and complex story to think that anyone could do so many things considered impossible is astounding. Ponce de leon middle school maniac magee by jerry spinelli write a character diary, writing 3 journal entries as if you are the. Maniac magee maniac magee is a fiction book if you enjoy adventure books such as maniac magee written by jerry spinally, then this is the book for you it is not a predictable book you do not know what's coming at you as you rapidly move through the book. Literature response journal: maniac magee chapters 14-21 students examine chapters 14-21 of the novel maniac magee in groups in this literature response journal lesson plan, students are given prompts to respond to regarding the reading.
Maniac magee literature circle activity reading common core standards: 1,2,3,4,6 this six page reading activity packet includes everything you need to conduct literature circles for maniac magee by jerry spinelli. Maniac magee -3-name: is this a fiction or non-fiction book which do you like better why friday, april 1 you have 10 days left to finish maniac magee. Spelling: contract #5 worksheet and 1 activity due thurs reading level up tutorials (comp lab), maniac magee journal entry, read for cr language: compare/contrast final draft (rotations), work on fig lang flip chart. Process part one: journal entries your first activity is to complete 7 journal entries as you read maniac mageeyou need to choose one topic from each section and write at least 1/2 page in response to the topic or question.
Maniac magee test tomorrow complete interactive nb entries mugs 7 + journal: list the 3 most valuable items in your life tell what they are and why. 2 13, 14, 15, e student writing journal (day 1 through day 3) you can either have them practice taking notes during the lesson every day, or recap at the end of each day's. List of the best jerry spinelli books, ranked by voracious readers in the ranker community with commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that jerry spinelli is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. This pin was discovered by kelly kirby discover (and save) your own pins on pinterest.
Overview this learning unit is a 4-6 week unit it is primarily a language arts unit based on the novel, maniac magee, by jerry spinellimaniac was a legend and also a homeless child searching for both a family and an address. Dear journal, (this not a diary because it would of been girly) today was the best/worst day of my life the good thing about it was that i got 35 strike outs in a row the good thing about it was that i got 35 strike outs in a row. Maniac magee writing prompts never fail to get conversation started and not just any surface conversation in response to the 42 questions, students will write a short quickwrite essay in a journal writing format.