MANIAC MAGEE Little Engine that Could Literary Connection
Maniac Magee has this great part in the story when Earl Grayson wants to learn to read and Maniac is teaching him. Finally, he reads the first book he's ever read in his life, THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD.

This activity will lead learners to analyze the meaning of this classic picture book and its significance in the story for Earl and Maniac. Learners will watch or read the picture book, then answer 10 questions to get them think deeper about the picture book and how it applies to Earl's story.

TEXT: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
GRADE LEVEL: 4th-8th

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

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Enjoy Maniac Magee! And remember, if Maniac can wave at people, so can we!
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Created: Oct 6, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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