MANIAC MAGEE Journal - Quickwrite Writing Prompts - PowerPoint

MANIAC MAGEE Journal - Quickwrite Writing Prompts - PowerPoint

Maniac Magee writing prompts never fail to get conversation started. And not just any surface conversation! In response to the 42 questions, students will write a short quickwrite essay in a journal writing format. Questions like these get kids thinking deeply about life and talking deeply about the things that really matter. Watch our YouTube video tutorial showing deeper into how to teach this resource. TEXT: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli GRADE LEVEL: 4th-8th COMMON CORE: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1 ·················································································· This resource can be purchased as part of MANIAC MAGEE Unit Teaching Package bundle. ·················································································· MANIAC MAGEE QUICKWRITE WRITING TOPICS: * Legends - (before) PART 1 * Caretakers (ch.1) * Hi (ch.2) * Stunned (ch.3) * Football (ch.4) * Bullying (ch.5) * Athletes (ch.7) * Nicknames (ch.8) * Feelings (ch.9) * Fight (ch.10) * Beale (ch.11) * Address (ch.12) * Bathtub (ch.13) * Names (ch.14) * Known (ch.15) * Colors (ch.16) * Racism (ch.17) * Runaway (ch.18) * Dare (ch.19) * Legendary (ch.20) * Sides (ch.21) PART 2 * Animals (ch.22) * School (ch.23 * Story (ch.24) * One Shot (ch.25) * Books (ch.26) * Read (ch.27) * Home (ch.29) * Better (ch.30) * Presents (ch.31) * Funeral (ch.32 * Waiting (ch.33) * Help (ch.34) * Clean (ch.35) * Important (ch.36) * Bad (ch.38) * Angry (ch.40) * No More (ch.41) * Introduce (ch.42) * Peace (ch.44) * Hero (ch.46) * Live (ch.46) Enjoy MANIAC MAGEE! And remember, if Maniac can wave at people, so can we!
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OUTSIDERS Setting Graphic Organizer - Physical & Emotional (by S.E. Hinton)

OUTSIDERS Setting Graphic Organizer - Physical & Emotional (by S.E. Hinton)

OUTSIDERS Setting Graphic Organizer - Physical & Emotional (by S.E. Hinton) NOVEL = The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton LEVEL = middle school (junior high), high school (secondary) COMMON CORE = CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2 ······························································································································· This resource can be purchased as part of THE OUTSIDERS Unit Teaching Package (by S.E. Hinton). ······························································································································· Middleschoolers will subconsciously enjoy the design of this one-page graphic organizer as they take notes on 6 of the different important settings in the story. DIRECTIONS: For each of the six settings, describe the location physically and emotionally. Think about the emotions that end up happening there and describe them. * 1966 * Oklahoma * Ponyboy's House * The Drive-in Theater * The Abandoned Church * The Hospital Enjoy The Outsiders! And Stay Golden!
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OUTSIDERS Phrases, Clauses and Sentence Types Activity and PowerPoint

OUTSIDERS Phrases, Clauses and Sentence Types Activity and PowerPoint

OUTSIDERS Phrases, Clauses and Sentence Types Activity and PowerPoint NOVEL: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton GRADE LEVEL: 7-12 COMMON CORE: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1a; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1b ANSWER KEY: Included! ······························································································································· This 37-page/slide resource can be purchased as part of THE OUTSIDERS Unit Teaching Package (by S.E. Hinton). ······························································································································· Using examples from the novel THE OUTSIDERS, students will learn about the difference between independent and subordinate clauses. They will also learn and practice the four different type of sentence structures: Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex. This grammar topic can be difficult, but we've tried to scaffold the learning so students can work their way up from simpler to more difficult as they learn this tough grammar standard. Enjoy The Outsiders! And Stay Golden!
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GIVER Unit Teaching Package (by Lois Lowry)

GIVER Unit Teaching Package (by Lois Lowry)

GIVER Unit Teaching Package (by Lois Lowry) NOVEL: The Giver by Lois Lowry LEVEL: middle school (junior high), high school (secondary) TOTAL: 225 slides/pages in lesson plan unit Pacing Guide & Answer Keys included » MEETS COMMON CORE STANDARDS « CONTENTS: * Suggested timeline of how a teacher could plan out the 6-week unit. * Detailed explanations of the goals of each activity & how to conduct the activities in the classroom. · Pre-reading Bias Intro Activity - questions to get students thinking · Introduction to Utopias PowerPoint - Introduces students to concept of utopias/dystopias; provides examples from real life, novels, & film · Utopia Project & Travel Brochure Activity - Students put knowledge of utopias into practice by creating own theoretical utopia (a persuasive travel brochure that explains vision & functionality) - Presentation to class & get asked questions. · Plot Chart Organizer Diagram Arc (6 parts) · Conflict Graphic Organizer - 6 Types of Conflict · Characters Organizer · Verbals (Infinitives, Participles, Gerunds) Activity & PowerPoint · Phrases & Clauses (Noun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb) · Vocabulary List and Quiz Assessment (60 words) · Ceremony of 12 Simulation - Students are assigned different real life jobs from the top 200 jobs list & write their thoughts of being assigned a job. · Jobs List Organizer - Students catalogue & analyze jobs from community & societal worth · Journal - Quickwrite Writing Prompts - Highly engaging writing & discussion questions · iPod Audio Tracts Tracker - Adds ease to figuring out which iPod audiobook tract matches pages · Pop Quizzes & Keys - 5-questions per section - The purpose is so students who read recently ace the quiz & students who didn't read recently don't. · Persuasive Essay & Speech & Rubrics - 3 options (Narrative, Persuasive, Response to Literature) · 5 Final Projects - Creative, Artistic, Differentiated · Pain Gallery - Final Activity and Discussion PowerPoint - Students draw a picture of something painful & anonymously turn in to discuss the various pains of life & how to fix them. · Newbery Award Speech & Response - Students read Lowry’s Newbery speech & think deeply about meaning. · Jeopardy Final Trivia Competition · Movie vs. Novel Comparison Enjoy The Giver! And may your world always be in full color!
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MANIAC MAGEE Vocabulary List and Quiz (chapters 1-9)

MANIAC MAGEE Vocabulary List and Quiz (chapters 1-9)

Maniac Magee Vocabulary for chapters 1-9 contains 15 words from the text. Students engage in the language of the story and understand what the vocabulary and context of what they're reading (includes page numbers for students to easily find the words in context of the novel). TEXT: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli GRADE LEVEL: 4th-8th COMMON CORE: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4 ·················································································· This resource can be purchased as part of MANIAC MAGEE Unit Teaching Package bundle. ·················································································· Students are challenged to find the word on the page, figure out its meaning from the sentence, and write their own definition without using a dictionary. INCLUDED: > 15-Word Vocabulary List from chapters 1-9 of Maniac Magee > 15-Question Quiz from chapters 1-9 of Maniac Magee Questions are matching and require the student to read a line from the novel, understand the meaning of the words, and fill in the blank with correct-meaning word. Enjoy Maniac Magee! And remember, if Maniac can wave at people, so can we!
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MANIAC MAGEE Vocabulary Complete Novel (75 words)

MANIAC MAGEE Vocabulary Complete Novel (75 words)

Maniac Magee Vocabulary for the Complete Novel studies 75 words from the text. Students engage in the language of the story and understand what the vocabulary and context of what they're reading (includes page numbers for students to easily find the words in context of the novel). TEXT: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli GRADE LEVEL: 4th-8th COMMON CORE: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4 ····················································································· This resource can be purchased as part of MANIAC MAGEE Unit Teaching Package bundle. ····················································································· Students are challenged to find the word on the page, figure out its meaning from the sentence, and write their own definition without using a dictionary. INCLUDED (75 words total): > Five 15-Word Vocabulary Lists from Maniac Magee > Five 15-Question Quizzes from Maniac Magee Questions are matching and require the student to read a line from the novel, understand the meaning of the words, and fill in the blank with correct-meaning word. Enjoy Maniac Magee! And remember, if Maniac can wave at people, so can we!
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MANIAC MAGEE Vocabulary List and Quiz (chapters 30-35)

MANIAC MAGEE Vocabulary List and Quiz (chapters 30-35)

Maniac Magee Vocabulary for chapters 36-46 contains 15 words from the text. Students engage in the language of the story and understand what the vocabulary and context of what they're reading (includes page numbers for students to easily find the words in context of the novel). TEXT: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli GRADE LEVEL: 4th-8th COMMON CORE: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4 ·················································································· This resource can be purchased as part of MANIAC MAGEE Unit Teaching Package bundle. ·················································································· Students are challenged to find the word on the page, figure out its meaning from the sentence, and write their own definition without using a dictionary. INCLUDED: > 15-Word Vocabulary List from chapters 36-46 of Maniac Magee > 15-Question Quiz from chapters 36-46 of Maniac Magee Questions are matching and require the student to read a line from the novel, understand the meaning of the words, and fill in the blank with correct-meaning word. Enjoy Maniac Magee! And remember, if Maniac can wave at people, so can we!
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MANIAC MAGEE Vocabulary List and Quiz (chapters 36-46)

MANIAC MAGEE Vocabulary List and Quiz (chapters 36-46)

Maniac Magee Vocabulary for chapters 36-46 contains 15 words from the text. Students engage in the language of the story and understand what the vocabulary and context of what they're reading (includes page numbers for students to easily find the words in context of the novel). TEXT: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli GRADE LEVEL: 4th-8th COMMON CORE: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4 ··················································································· This resource can be purchased as part of MANIAC MAGEE Unit Teaching Package bundle. ··················································································· Students are challenged to find the word on the page, figure out its meaning from the sentence, and write their own definition without using a dictionary. INCLUDED: > 15-Word Vocabulary List from chapters 36-46 of Maniac Magee > 15-Question Quiz from chapters 36-46 of Maniac Magee Questions are matching and require the student to read a line from the novel, understand the meaning of the words, and fill in the blank with correct-meaning word. Enjoy Maniac Magee! And remember, if Maniac can wave at people, so can we!
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MANIAC MAGEE Homeless Youths Nonfiction

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. INCLUDED: * 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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MANIAC MAGEE Children's Crusade Historical Nonfiction

MANIAC MAGEE Children's Crusade Historical Nonfiction

Maniac Magee has so much nonfiction to include in the novel study. In this informational text, learners will study The Children's Crusade that Maniac read all about in the book he borrowed from Amanda Beale. TEXT: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli GRADE LEVEL: 4th-8th COMMON CORE: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2,3,6,7 Suggested Answer Key Included! ························································································ This resource can be purchased as part of MANIAC MAGEE Unit Teaching Package bundle. ························································································ When page 13 & 29 rolls around, we learn about a book that Amanda Beale lends to Maniac Magee for him to read. The topic is The Children's Crusade, which ends up super interesting to Maniac. This activity will lead students to read some information about The Children's Crusade in which a youth led 30,000 people across Europe on a journey to the Holy Land to try to convert the Muslims and reclaim Jerusalem. Students will learn what The Children's Crusade is, what it was for, how it failed epically, and how Maniac might be on a crusade of his own. A great activity to engage them during the reading journey. INCLUDED: * a 1-page article on The Children's Crusade * a 1-page analysis activity of the article Enjoy Maniac Magee! And remember, if Maniac can wave at people, so can we!
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MANIAC MAGEE Figurative Language Bundle

MANIAC MAGEE Figurative Language Bundle

Maniac Magee contains many Figurative Language examples for students to examine. They will need to analyze and determine which of the following it is: > Simile > Metaphor > Idiom > Hyperbole > Analogy > Personification > Onomatopoeia > Allusion > Pun TEXT: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli GRADE LEVEL: 4th-8th COMMON CORE: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4 ················································································ This resource can be purchased as part of MANIAC MAGEE Unit Teaching Package bundle. ················································································ Students will analyze a page of idioms and compare their literal vs. figurative meanings. They will analyze a page of quotes and determine whether they contain a simile or metaphor. They will analyze quotes and determine the figurative device and explain its meaning. Enjoy Maniac Magee! And remember, if Maniac can wave at people, so can we!
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MANIAC MAGEE Man Who Struck Out Willie Mays Creative Writing Activity

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 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 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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MANIAC MAGEE Two Mills Times Newspaper Design Activity

MANIAC MAGEE Two Mills Times Newspaper Design Activity

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!
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MANIAC MAGEE Grammar Conjunctions Interjections

MANIAC MAGEE Grammar Conjunctions Interjections

Using examples from the novel Maniac Magee, students will study conjunctions (coordinating, subordinating, and correlative) and interjections. They will learn to locate the various conjunctions and interjections in the sentences. TEXT: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli LEVEL: 4th-8th COMMON CORE: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1 ANSWER KEY: Included ·················································································· This resource can be purchased as part of MANIAC MAGEE Unit Teaching Package bundle. ·················································································· MANIAC MAGEE RESOURCES INCLUDED: * 2-page activity practicing the conjunctions and interjections using examples from the novel * answer key Enjoy Maniac Magee! And remember, if Maniac can wave at people, so can we!
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OUTSIDERS Unit Teaching Package (by S.E. Hinton)

OUTSIDERS Unit Teaching Package (by S.E. Hinton)

OUTSIDERS Unit Teaching Package (by S.E. Hinton) NOVEL: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton LEVEL: middle school (junior high), high school (secondary) TOTAL: 169 slides/pgs in lesson plan unit Pacing Guide & Answer Keys » MEETS COMMON CORE STANDARDS « CONTENTS: * Suggested timeline of how a teacher could plan out the unit. * Detailed explanations of the goals of each activity and how to conduct the activities in the classroom. · Pre-reading Bias Intro Activity - answer thematic questions to get students thinking · Plot Chart Organizer Diagram - organize 6 parts of the plot · Character Organizer - analyze main characters · Conflict Organizer - analyze 6 types of conflict ··· Setting Organizer - analyze 6 main settings · Slang Used in the Novel - discuss definitions of the slang · Independent vs. Subordinate Clauses - practices the difference between the 2 different types of clauses · Sentence Structures - practices the difference between the 4 different types of sentence structures: Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex - compelling bottle-smashing practice PowerPoint game · 12 Comprehension Pop Quizzes - a 5-question pop quiz per chapter (answer keys) - The purpose of these is so students who read the chapters recently would ace the quiz and students who didn't read recently would not do well. · Vocabulary List & Rumbles (Quizzes) - 3 20-word exercises - 3 quizzes (Rumbles) (keys) - 2 versions: one with definitions & words matching and one which requires students to with the traditional match definition with the word and one which requires students to recognize the meaning of the word and how it fits in a sentence from the novel · Poem Study - "Nothing Gold Can Stay" - Students study poem and meaning · Sodapop's Cake Recipe Non-fiction Doc - Information Document Recipe · Drive-In Movie Theatres Non-fiction Doc - Information Document Movie Times · Subject & Verb Agreement PowerPoint & Worksheets - Teaches & assesses agreement rules using lines from text · Quickwrite Journal 10 Writing Prompts · Movie vs. Novel Comparison - compare & contrast movie and novel · 3 Essay Topics & Rubrics - 3 essay options for students to choose from (Narrative, Persuasive, Response to Literature) Enjoy The Outsiders! And Stay Golden!
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HATCHET Figurative Language Analyzer (51 quotes)

HATCHET Figurative Language Analyzer (51 quotes)

HATCHET Figurative Language Analyzer (51 quotes) NOVEL: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen LEVEL: middle school (5-8) COMMON CORE: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4 ··································································································· This resource can be purchased as part of HATCHET Unit Teaching Package bundle. ··································································································· Using quotes from Hatchet, students will examine the figurative language and figure out which of the following it is: * Simile * Metaphor * Idiom * Hyperbole * Analogy * Personification * Onomatopoeia * Pun * Irony Enjoy Hatchet!
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MANIAC MAGEE PreReading Bias

MANIAC MAGEE PreReading Bias

Maniac Magee learners will enjoy this prereading activity that gets thinking about and discussing (and maybe even engaging in some friendly arguing!). Then after the novel is done, students will revisit these questions to consider how their minds have stayed the same or changed based on the events, characters, and themes they've just read about and felt. TEXT: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli GRADE LEVEL: 4th-8th COMMON CORE: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2 ················································································································ This resource can be purchased as part of MANIAC MAGEE Unit Teaching Package bundle. ················································································································ MANIAC MAGEE RESOURCES INCLUDED: * Printable Handout * PowerPoint Presentation to accompany discussion So sit back and get ready for some deep, engaging conversation! Enjoy MANIAC MAGEE! And remember, if Maniac can wave at people, so can we!
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MANIAC MAGEE Grammar Commas Introductory Elements

MANIAC MAGEE Grammar Commas Introductory Elements

Maniac Magee is ripe with examples for students to study prepositions without ever feeling like they switched over to a grammar unit. Using examples from the novel, students will study commas used with introductory elements at the beginnings of sentences. They will learn to locate the introductory elements in the sentences and use appropriate commas. TEXT: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli LEVEL: 4th-8th COMMON CORE: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2 ANSWER KEY: Included ············································································· This resource can be purchased as part of MANIAC MAGEE Unit Teaching Package bundle. ············································································· MANIAC MAGEE RESOURCES INCLUDED: * 1-page activity practicing the commas with introductory elements using examples from the novel * answer key Enjoy Maniac Magee! And remember, if Maniac can wave at people, so can we!
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