MANIAC MAGEE Man Who Struck Out Willie Mays Creative Writing Activity
Maniac Magee activity seekers will love this Man Who Struck Out Willie Mays Creative Writing Activity. Maniac and Grayson enjoy an amazing moment at the buffalo pen when they celebrate Christmas by giving each other gifts. Maniac gives Grayson a book he wrote himself entitled The Man Who Struck Out Willie Mays (see chapter 25 for the whole story).

After reading chapter 31, learners will write this story. Tell it the way you think Jeffrey Magee would have told it. Use the appropriate details from the story about Grayson’s life and what baseball was like at the time. Maybe even do a little Willie Mays and minor league baseball research. Whatever you need to do, use your creativity to tell a great version of the story. The best stories will include reality, history, and creativity in the details and emotions.

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

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

When your story is done, your teacher will tell you how to publish it. They might have you email the story to them, post it to Edmodo or Blackboard, or post a link to the class’s Twitter feed ... or some other method.

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

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