Maniac Magee activity seekers will love this Two Mills Times Newspaper Design Activity. Chapter 19 mentions their town newspaper, The Two Mills Times, and its influence on their small town. After reading chapter 19, learners will design a front page of the Two Mills Times newspaper. Using details from the story, they will write the stories, create the interesting headlines, even take pictures ... whatever you need to do to create a compelling front page. Use real details, emotions, and creativity to create a quality newspaper page that readers are interested to read.
TEXT: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
GRADE LEVEL: 4th-8th
COMMON CORE: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1,3
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 newspaper to them, print it out and post it on the classroom wall, 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!