MANIAC MAGEE Homeless Youths Nonfiction
Maniac Magee contains strong situations of youth living homeless and also other various socio-economic statuses. Learners will connect emotionally with this activity as they learn more about kids like them, living without homes.

TEXT: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
GRADE LEVEL: 4th-8th
COMMON CORE: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2,3,6,7
Answer Key Included!

This resource can be purchased as part of MANIAC MAGEE Unit Teaching Package bundle.

Any time after your students have read chapter 28, this activity will lead students to read some information and assess a video about the homeless youths in the United States. Students will learn about the number of youths, the reasons they end up on the streets, and the risks on their lives. A great activity to engage them during the reading journey.


* URL links to fantastic homeless research articles
* URL links to YouTube interviews and documentaries about homeless youths
* a 1-page analysis activity of the article and and a 1-page writing response to the scenes in the video

Enjoy MANIAC MAGEE! And remember, if Maniac can wave at people, so can we!
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