Differentiated Lessons for Teaching “Maniac Magee” by Jerry Spinelli
Informational texts to accompany Jerry Spinelli’s Maniac Magee
Orphaned in Pennsylvania after his parents are hit by a drunk driver, Jeffrey Magee becomes well known throughout his town and surrounding areas for his fantastic athletic feats. In this coming-of-age story, Jeffery decides to run away from his aunt and uncle’s unhappy home and entangles himself in local issues. Throughout his adventures he meets a wayward cast of characters that continually challenge him. Maniac Magee was a Newbery Medal award winner in 1991.
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