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Maniac Magee Novel Unit for Grades 4-8


  • Grades: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade

  • Subjects: Reading, Writing

  • Product Type: Printable

  • Format: Digital product, Downloadable

Product Description

This Maniac Magee NO PREP-PRINT and GO Novel Unit with ANSWER KEY...is a must have for your middle grades to middle school classroom.

Your students will love this Newberry Medal Winner by Jerry Spinelli.

Summary: Jeffrey Magee loses his parents in a tragic trolley accident. He is sent to live with his Aunt Dot and Uncle Dan. Life with them becomes unbearable, so Jeffrey takes off for the unknown where he encounters only those that he will turn into friends. 

What's Included?

This 40-page unit contains the following:
a pacing guide for planning
19-pages of reader response questions with answer key
5-context clue word work pages to enhance vocabulary
2-character analysis pages
a story map
2-reflection journals for post-reading reflection


Why Buy?

Maniac Magee will have your students laughing out loud, shedding a few tears, and cheering with gusto for what is to come! The perfect novel for reading groups, a whole class novel study, or independent reading.

*Novel not included, but FYI:
Reading Level
Grade level Equivalent: 5.4
Lexile Measure®: 820L
DRA: 60
Guided Reading: W
Realistic Fiction

Family Life
Prejudice and Tolerance Experiences
Negative Stereotypes

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About the Seller

Erin Beers from Mrs Beers Language Arts Class
(21 Reviews)

I have taught for 15 years as an upper elementary reading and language arts teacher.  I love this level of learners because they challenge me to find the perfect novels, and to create the most effective resources.  I am a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescent English Language Arts. 


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