Maniac Magee Student Guide by xHqsT80

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									Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli
     Student Literature Guide




    Name: _____________
   Ms. Gips’ Literacy Class, 2010
                     Thursday, August 19, 2010, Chapters 1-4
                              Reading Strategy Focus:
     Use information about the author to help us make predictions about the book.

Important Vocabulary for Today:

Legend: _______________________________________________________________

Maniac: _______________________________________________________________

Scraggly: ______________________________________________________________


Reading Objective: Make three predictions about what you think will happen in the book
             Maniac Magee. Use evidence to support your predictions.

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Comprehension Questions:
_____ 1. How did Jeffrey Magee become an orphan?
A. his parents gave him away because they couldn’t afford to raise him.
B. his parents were killed in an airplane crash
C. his parents were killed in a trolley went off the trestle and into the river
D. he was left as an infant on the steps of an orphanage

_____ 2. How many years did Jeffrey live with his aunt and uncle before he ran
away?
A. 10        B. 8          C. 7             D. 2

_____ 3. Why did Jeffrey run away?
A. his aunt and uncle did not get along
B. his aunt and uncle didn’t want him anymore
C. he turned 18 years old
D. he wanted to tour the world

_____ 4. What was the time Jeffrey was gone between Hollidaysburg and Two
Mills called?
A. The Slowest Year
B. The Long Year
C. The Lost Boy
D. The Lost Year

_____ 5. How many miles are there between Two Mills and Hollidaysburg?
A. 150       B. 200        C. 52         D. 100

_____ 6. Who was the first person to talk to Jeffrey?
A. Arnold Jones
B. John McNab
C. Amanda Beale
D. Brian Denehy

_____ 7. Why did Jeffrey stand out in East End?
A. he wore glasses
B. he dressed funny
C. he was dirty
D. he was white

_____ 8. What did Amanda have in her suitcase that Jeffrey loved?
A. books
B. CD’s
C. candy bars
D. clothes

_____ 9. What was special about Jeffrey catching Brian Denehy’s pass and then
punting the ball back to Hands Down?
A. he was just a little kid
B. he was as talented as the high school boys
C. he did it running backwards
D. he did it with a book in one hand
                       Friday, August 20, 2010, Chapters 5-6
          Reading Strategy Focus: Stop and think to retell and ask questions.

Important Vocabulary for Today:

Wretch: _________________________________________________________________

Suffice it to say: __________________________________________________________

Chittering, Chattering: _____________________________________________________

Mirage, Hallucination: _____________________________________________________


 Reading Objective: Locate information to support opinions, predictions, or inferences

_____ 1. The high school boys thought Jeffrey was cool times 10 because:
A. he saved the boy from Finsterwald’s yard
B. he sat down on Finsterwald’s steps and reads
C. he takes on some of the high school boys
D. he takes the boy home with him

_____ 2. After Jeffrey eats at the Pickwell’s, the children follow him outside to
find him
running:
A. the cinders along the track
B. the wooden ties
C. the steel rails
D. the side of the road


3. Do you think that Jeffrey is acting like a legend? Think about what things he has done
that make him seem different than the other kids in the story.

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                               Friday, August 20, 2010

         Now… use your strategy and objective in your silent reading.
          Reading Strategy Focus: Stop and think to retell and ask questions.

Reading Objective: Locate information to support opinions, predictions, or inferences


Where did you stop and think? Why?


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Did you make any predictions, form any opinions, or make any inferences? What
information did you use to support them?


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                      Monday, August 23, 2010, Chapters 7-8
          Reading Strategy Focus: Stop and think to retell and ask questions.

Important Vocabulary for Today:

Whiff: __________________________________________________________________

Hunched: _______________________________________________________________

Pandemonium: ___________________________________________________________

Bunt: ___________________________________________________________________

 Reading Objective: Locate information to support opinions, predictions, or inferences

_____1. McNab had the greatest fastball. Jeffrey hit every ball he threw to him,
so McNab went and got a _____________ to pitch.
A. mouse     B. turtle      C. baby chick             D. frog

_____ 2. Which one of the following did not help Jeffrey become known as
“Maniac”?
A. intercepting the Denehy pass and punting back
B. rescuing Arnold Jones from Finsterwald’s back yard
C. yelling “Talk, Talk” and running away
D. hitting McNab’s fastball and bunting frogball

_____ 3. Where is Maniac living?
A. moose shed at Elmwood Park Zoo
B. deer shed at Elmwood Park Zoo
C. oxen shed at Elmwood Park Zoo
D. fox shed at Elmwood Park Zoo

4. Describe how the different characters felt during the scene at the baseball field. How
did McNab feel? How did the other kids feel? How did Maniac feel?

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                              Monday, August 23, 2010

         Now… use your strategy and objective in your silent reading.
          Reading Strategy Focus: Stop and think to retell and ask questions.

Reading Objective: Locate information to support opinions, predictions, or inferences


Where did you stop and think? Why?


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Did you make any predictions, form any opinions, or make any inferences? What
information did you use to support them?


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                    Tuesday, August 24, 2010, Chapters 9-10
         Reading Strategy Focus: Stop and think to retell and ask questions.

Important Vocabulary for Today:

Instincts: ________________________________________________________________

Boundary: _______________________________________________________________

Befuddled: ___________________________________________________________

Lingered: _______________________________________________________________

               Reading Objective: Identify the genre of Maniac Magee,
         and locate information to support opinions, predictions, or inferences


1. What is the genre of Maniac Magee? Support your answer with reasons and examples.
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_____ 2. John McNab got so mad, he wanted to punish Maniac. He and his
gang, “The Cobras” did what?
A. chased him into the east end of town
B. chased him into the west end of town
C. threw him in Finsterwald’s backyard
D. beat him up


_____ 3. Mars Bar Thompson confronted Maniac. He offered him a bite of his
candy bar. When
Maniac took a bite, there was dead silence on the street. Why?
A. Maniac dropped the candy bar
B. Maniac was white and Mars Bars was black
C. Mars Bar was white and Maniac was black
D. Maniac ate the rest of the candy bar in one gulp.

                             Tuesday, August 24, 2010
        Now… use your strategy and objective in your silent reading.
         Reading Strategy Focus: Stop and think to retell and ask questions.

                        Reading Objective: Identify the genre

Where did you stop and think? Why?


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What genre is your silent reading book? How do you know? Explain.


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                  Wednesday, August 25, 2010, Chapters 11-12
         Reading Strategy Focus: Stop and think to retell and ask questions.

Important Vocabulary for Today:

Cringed: ________________________________________________________________

Hoisted: _______________________________________________________________

Solemnly: ___________________________________________________________

Quiver: _______________________________________________________________

                 Reading Objective: Identify how characters change,
         and locate information to support opinions, predictions, or inferences

_____ 1. Amanda sees Mars Bar with Maniac and her torn book. Why is she so
upset?
A. Amanda’s little brother and sister already ruin everything of hers
B. Mars admits that he tore the pages and asks Amanda to forgive him
C. She thinks Maniac tore the pages in her book on purpose
D. Mars and Maniac got chocolate all over the page

_____ 2. The Beale’s invite Maniac to stay. Before he can sleep, he must:
A. go for a run
B. call his aunt & uncle
C. watch TV
D. go to the front door to look at the address


3. Does Maniac Magee feel different at the end of Chapter 12? Has he
changed? How? Why? Explain.

 “Before the puzzled faces of Mr. and Mrs. Beale, he opened the front door and
looked at the three cast-iron digits nailed to the door frame. He kept staring at
them, smiling. Then he closed the door, said a cheerful “good night”, and went
back to bed.”

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                           Wednesday, August 25, 2010

        Now… use your strategy and objective in your silent reading.
         Reading Strategy Focus: Stop and think to retell and ask questions.

                 Reading Objective: Identify how characters change,
         and locate information to support opinions, predictions, or inferences


Where did you stop and think? Why?


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What genre is your silent reading book? How do you know? Explain.


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3. Does a character in your book change? How? Why? Explain.

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                       Thursday, August 26, 2010, Chapter 13
          Reading Strategy Focus: Stop and think to retell and ask questions.

Important Vocabulary for Today:

Hemisphere: _____________________________________________________________

Plywood: _______________________________________________________________

Strike: ___________________________________________________________

Crowbar: _______________________________________________________________

                    Reading Objective: Identify the cause and effect.

_____ 1. What was Maniac allergic to?
A. eggs
B. pizza
C. milk
D. fish

On page 46, it reads, “The yellow bucket and sponge spent more time gathering dust in
the cellar and less time in Mrs. Beale’s hands. Because, with Maniac around, Hester and
Lester lost their interest in crayoning everything in sight. “

2. What is the cause and what is the effect?

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On page 46, it reads, “Everybody’s fingertips began to heal. Because Maniac took over
the endless, thankless task of untying Hester and Lester’s sneaker knots.”

3. What is the cause and what is the effect?

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                            Thursday, August 26, 2010

         Now… use your strategy and objective in your silent reading.
          Reading Strategy Focus: Stop and think to retell and ask questions.

                   Reading Objective: Identify the cause and effect.


Where did you stop and think? Why?


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Find an example of cause and effect in your book. Explain why is it an example of cause
and effect.

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Find an example of cause and effect in your book. Explain why is it an example of cause
and effect.

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                       Friday, August 27, 2010, Chapter 14
         Reading Strategy Focus: Stop and think to retell and ask questions.

Important Vocabulary for Today:

Solitude: ________________________________________________________________

Converged: ______________________________________________________________

Squinted: _______________________________________________________________


                                Reading Objective:
                  Describe the main character using specific details.

_____ 1. Everybody called him “Maniac,” but he didn’t want to lose the only thing
he had left from his parents. So, he would reply, “My name is ____. You know
me.”
A. Lester
B. Beale
C. Jeffrey
D. James


2. Describe Maniac Magee in a full paragraph. What do we know about him so far? Use
specific details and examples.

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                              Friday, August 27, 2010

        Now… use your strategy and objective in your silent reading.
          Reading Strategy Focus: Stop and think to retell and ask questions.

                                  Reading Objective:
       Use meaning cues to self correct errors when the text does not make sense.
                 Describe the main character using specific details.



Where did you stop and think? Why?


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Describe the main character of your book in a full paragraph. What do you know about
him or her so far? Use specific details and examples.

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                      Monday, August 30, 2010, Chapter 15, 16
            Reading Strategy Focus: read ahead to help with comprehension.

Important Vocabulary for Today:

Trash talk: ______________________________________________________________

Unbeknownst: ___________________________________________________________

Veering: _______________________________________________________________


               Reading Objective: Create a summary statement for a text.

_____ 1. What did Mrs. Beale do when Maniac started “talking his trash” to her?
A. She laughed
B. She fainted
C. She dropped the meat loaf
D. She slapped him

_____ 2. Maniac figured that the most boring color of all was___.
A. white
B. gray
C. black
D. green

Chapter 15 talks about Maniac loving trash talk, and he tries to being it back into the
Beale household. Write a summary statement for this part of the chapter and what
happens when he does bring it back to Mrs. Beale. Remember, a summary statement
should be no more than one sentence!

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Chapter 15 also talks about Maniac wanting to read the Encyclopedia “A” book. Write a
summary statement for this part of the chapter. Remember, a summary statement should
be no more than one sentence!

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                              Monday, August 30, 2010

         Now… use your strategy and objective in your silent reading.
           Reading Strategy Focus: read ahead to help with comprehension.

               Reading Objective: Create a summary statement for a text.



Where did you read ahead to help with comprehension? Why? Did it help?


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Write a summary statement for either a chapter of your book, or for your whole book if
you can. Remember, a summary statement should be no more than one sentence!

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Write a summary statement for either a chapter of your book, or for your whole book if
you can. Remember, a summary statement should be no more than one sentence!

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                    Tuesday, August 31, 2010, Chapter 17, 18
           Reading Strategy Focus: read ahead to help with comprehension,
                        and use context clues to define words.

Important Vocabulary for Today: (use your context clues to find the meanings!)

Blaring: ______________________________________________________________

Gleaming: ___________________________________________________________

Gawked: _______________________________________________________________


              Reading Objective: Create a summary statement for a text.


_____ 1. At the block party, an old man yells at Maniac. Who rescues him?
A. Hands Down
B. Mars Bars
C. Hester and Lester
D. Mrs. Beale

_____ 2. What is written on the side of the Beale’s house?
A. Whitey go home.
B. Fishbelly go home
C. Lion go home.
D. Loser go home

_____ 3. Amanda was so angry with Maniac that she told him he couldn’t get a
library card because…
A. he wasn’t old enough
B. he didn’t have enough money
C. he didn’t have an address
D. the library was closed



Write a summary statement for what happened to Maniac at the block party. Remember,
a summary statement should be no more than one sentence!

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                             Tuesday, August 31, 2010

         Now… use your strategy and objective in your silent reading.
           Reading Strategy Focus: read ahead to help with comprehension,
                        and use context clues to define words.

               Reading Objective: Create a summary statement for a text.



Where did you read ahead to help with comprehension? Why? Did it help?


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Write a summary statement for either a chapter of your book, or for your whole book if
you can. Remember, a summary statement should be no more than one sentence!

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Write a summary statement for either a chapter of your book, or for your whole book if
you can. Remember, a summary statement should be no more than one sentence!

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               Wednesday, September 1, 2010, Chapter 19, 20, 21
           Reading Strategy Focus: read ahead to help with comprehension,
                        and use context clues to define words..

Important Vocabulary for Today: (use your context clues to find the meanings!)

Weathering: _____________________________________________________________

Daintily: ___________________________________________________________

Leering: _______________________________________________________________

Escort: _______________________________________________________________

                   Reading Objective: Create a summary for a text..

_ 1. Amanda thinks that untangling Cobble’s Knot will make Maniac popular with
everyone in East End. What was the prize?
A. sixty seconds alone at the candy counter
B. a new bike
C. unlimited soda refills
D. one large pizza per week for a year

_____ 2. What had Hester and Lester torn up for confetti?
A. encyclopedia A
B. Amanda’s new magazine
C. the dictionary
D. Mr. Beale’s newspaper

_____ 3. Where did Maniac walk when he left town?
A. On the east side of the street
B. On the west side of the street
C. Down the middle of the street
D. On the train tracks

Write a summary for what happened in today’s reading. Be sure to include the
beginning, middle and end of the story, but just focus on this event- Cobble’s Knot. Your
summary should be NO MORE than one paragraph, 5 sentences.

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                          Wednesday, September 1, 2010

         Now… use your strategy and objective in your silent reading.
           Reading Strategy Focus: read ahead to help with comprehension,
                        and use context clues to define words.

               Reading Objective: Create a summary statement for a text.

Where did you read ahead to help with comprehension? Why? Did it help?

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Where did you use context clues to define new words? Why? Did it help?

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Write a summary for either a chapter of your book, or for your whole book if you can.
Your summary should be NO MORE than one paragraph, 5 sentences.


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                  Thursday, September 2, 2010, Chapter 22, 23
           Reading Strategy Focus: read ahead to help with comprehension.

Important Vocabulary for Today: (use your context clues to find the meanings!)

Nuzzle: _____________________________________________________________

zep: _________________________________________________________________


            Reading Objective: Define unfamiliar words using context clues.

_____ 1. Grayson found Maniac and brought him to the band shell. Where had
Maniac been living?
A. In the snack bar
B. In the gopher tunnels
C. In the gift shop
D. In the buffalo pen

_____ 2. Why would Maniac not go to school?
A. he didn’t have a ride to school
B. he didn’t know anyone
C. he didn’t have a home
D. he didn’t know where it was


“With trembling fingers, he touched the kid’s limp, scrawny hand. He had never held,
never really touched a kid’s hand before…” Page 81

Use your context clues and what you know about the story to define the following words:

limp: __________________________________________________________________

Why did you choose the definition you did?

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scrawny: ________________________________________________________________

Why did you choose the definition you did?

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                          Thursday, September 2, 2010

         Now… use your strategy and objective in your silent reading.
           Reading Strategy Focus: read ahead to help with comprehension,
                        and use context clues to define words.


           Reading Objective: Define unfamiliar words using context clues.



Use your context clues and what you know about your silent reading book to find words
you do not know and define them.

New word: ___________________

Your definition: __________________________________________________________

Why did you choose the definition you did?

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New word: ___________________

Your definition: __________________________________________________________

Why did you choose the definition you did?

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New word: ___________________

Your definition: __________________________________________________________

Why did you choose the definition you did?

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                    Friday, September 3, 2010, Chapter 24, 25
           Reading Strategy Focus: read ahead to help with comprehension.

Important Vocabulary for Today: (use your context clues to find the meanings!)

Custard: _____________________________________________________________

Zucchini: _______________________________________________________________

Minor Leagues: __________________________________________________________


            Reading Objective: Define unfamiliar words using context clues.

_____ 1. Why wouldn’t Maniac go stay at the YMCA with Grayson?
A. he thought he was bad luck to people around him
B. he didn’t like Grayson
C. he did not like the YMCA
D. kids weren’t allowed to sleep at the YMCA

_____ 2. Why didn’t Grayson ever make it to the major leagues?
A. he was washing dishes to pay for his meal during the game
B. he struck out Willie Mays
C. he pitched his worst game in front of the scout
D. he injured his arm

      Grayson snorted. “Story? I don’t know no stories.”
      “Sure you do,” Maniac prodded. “About yourself. You know about you.
Everybody has a story.”
      “Not me.” Grayson was edging for the door. “I ain’t got no story. I ain’t
nobody. I work at the park.”

Use your context clues and what you know about the story to define the following words:

prodded: _______________________________________________________________

Why did you choose the definition you did?

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edging: ________________________________________________________________

Why did you choose the definition you did?

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                            Friday, September 3, 2010

         Now… use your strategy and objective in your silent reading.
           Reading Strategy Focus: read ahead to help with comprehension,
                        and use context clues to define words.


           Reading Objective: Define unfamiliar words using context clues.



Use your context clues and what you know about your silent reading book to find words
you do not know and define them.

New word: ___________________

Your definition: __________________________________________________________

Why did you choose the definition you did?

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New word: ___________________

Your definition: __________________________________________________________

Why did you choose the definition you did?

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New word: ___________________

Your definition: __________________________________________________________

Why did you choose the definition you did?

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                Tuesday, September 7, 2010, Chapter 26, 27, 28
       Reading Strategy Focus: Make inferences using information from the text.

Important Vocabulary for Today: (use your context clues to find the meanings!)

Grappled: _______________________________________________________________

Whiff: __________________________________________________________________

Consonant: ______________________________________________________________

Vowel: _________________________________________________________________

                         Reading Objective: Sequence a text.

_____ 1. What did Manic do with the money Grayson gave him?
A. saved it for Christmas           B. put it in the bank
C. bought Krimpets                  D. bought books

_____ 2. What letter gave Grayson the most trouble day in and day out?
A. the letter, p                   B. the letter, z
C. the letter, c                   D. the letter, k

_____ 3. What was the first book Grayson read?
A. The Story of Babar                   B. Mike Mulligan’s Steam Shovel
C. The Little Engine That Could         D. Make Way for Ducklings

Sequence how Maniac taught Grayson to read. What did he do first? Next?
After that?



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                          Tuesday, September 7, 2010

        Now… use your strategy and objective in your silent reading.
      Reading Strategy Focus: Make inferences using information from the text.

                        Reading Objective: Sequence a text.

Sequence your book you are reading. What happened first? Next? After that?




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               Wednesday, September 8, 2010, Chapter 29, 30
      Reading Strategy Focus: Make inferences using information from the text.

Important Vocabulary for Today:

Bloated: _______________________________________________________________

Instincts: ________________________________________________________________


                        Reading Objective: Sequence a text.

Sequence how Maniac taught Grayson to read. What did he do first? Next?
After that?



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Now, write a summary statement for what your just sequenced. Remember to
put everything in order in your summary statement. Your statement can be one
or two sentences, but no more!

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                        Wednesday, September 7, 2010

        Now… use your strategy and objective in your silent reading.
      Reading Strategy Focus: Make inferences using information from the text.

                        Reading Objective: Sequence a text.

Sequence your book or a chapter in your book. What happened first? Next?
After that?



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Now, write a summary statement for what your just sequenced. Remember to
put everything in order in your summary statement. Your statement can be one
or two sentences, but no more!

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                   Thursday, September 9, 2010, Chapter 31, 32
       Reading Strategy Focus: Make inferences using information from the text.

Important Vocabulary for Today:

Ventured: _______________________________________________________________

Mourner: _______________________________________________________________

                       Reading Objective: Identify cause and effect.

Fill in the chart below with the missing cause or effect.
                   CAUSES                                     EFFECTS

1. Grayson dies 5 days after Christmas.        1.




2.                                             2. Maniac runs away from Grayson’s
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_____ 1. While it was still dark on Christmas morning, Maniac and Grayson
visited …
A. the outdoor zoo animals
B. the Beale family
C. the YMCA
D. Hands Down and Mars Bars

_____ 2. What was the last thing Grayson gave Maniac for Christmas?
A. a new sweater
B. butterscotch Krimpets
C. his baseball glove
D. a video game

_____ 3. Why did Grayson leave Maniac?
A. he moved back to the YMCA
B. he moved in with his son
C. he got sick
D. he died

_____ 4. What was the last book that Maniac read aloud to Grayson?
A. The Story of Babar
B. Mike Mulligan’s Steam Shovel
C. The Little Engine That Could
D. Make Way for Ducklings
                   Thursday, September 9, 2010, Chapter 31, 32

         Now… use your strategy and objective in your silent reading.


       Reading Strategy Focus: Make inferences using information from the text.


                      Reading Objective: Identify cause and effect.


Fill in the chart below with cause and effect from your book.

                CAUSES                                          EFFECTS

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3.                                           3.




4.                                           4.




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                    Friday, September 10, 2010, Chapter 33, 34
       Reading Strategy Focus: Make inferences using information from the text.

Important Vocabulary for Today:

Endure: _______________________________________________________________

Blurted: _______________________________________________________________

                       Reading Objective: Identify cause and effect.

Fill in the chart below with the missing cause or effect.
                   CAUSES                                     EFFECTS

1.                                             1. Maniac ran during the days, sometimes
                                               bursting into a sprint.



2. Maniac tells Piper and Russell that he      2.
has selected them to win a free large pizza.



_____1. After Grayson’s death, where did Maniac live?
A. In the band shell
B. Under the P & W trestle
C. In a Log Cabin at Valley Forge
D. With Aunt Dot and Uncle Dan

_____ 2. Where were Screacher and Missing Tooth running away to?
A. Texas
B. Mexico
C. Las Vegas
D. California

_____ 3. How did Maniac get Piper and Russell to return to Two Mills?
A. He told them that he was a cop.
B. He told them that he was a famous baseball pitcher
C. He told them that he was an Olympic Track star
D. He told them that he was a pizza delivery boy

_____ 4. Who was Piper and Russell’s big brother?
A. Lester
B. Mars Bar
C. John McNab
D. Hands Down
                             Friday, September 10, 2010

         Now… use your strategy and objective in your silent reading.


       Reading Strategy Focus: Make inferences using information from the text.


                      Reading Objective: Identify cause and effect.

Fill in the chart below with cause and effect from your book.

                CAUSES                                          EFFECTS

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2.                                           2.




3.                                           3.




4.                                           4.




5.                                           5.
                     Monday, September 13, 2010, Chapter 35
       Reading Strategy Focus: Make inferences using information from the text.

Important Vocabulary for Today:

Belch: _______________________________________________________________

                Reading Objective: define and identify fact and opinion.




Identify a fact in the passage above. Why is it a fact and not an opinion?

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Identify an opinion in the passage above. Why is it an opinion and not a fact?

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_____ 1. Who was Piper and Russell’s big brother?
A. Lester                         B. Mars Bar
C. John McNab                           D. Hands Down

_____ 2. What did Maniac say was “Giant John’s” secret pitch?
A. the stopball                   B. the spitball
C. the knuckleball                D. the whiffleball

_____ 3. What was unusual about Piper and Russell’s house?
A. It had a hole from 2nd to 1st story B. It had a steel front door
C. It had a cellar                           D. It had a spiral staircase
                     Monday, September 13, 2010, Chapter 35

Now… use your strategy and objective in your silent reading.
       Reading Strategy Focus: Make inferences using information from the text.

                Reading Objective: define and identify fact and opinion.


What can you infer about a character from your book? How can you infer that?

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Identify an opinion in your book. Why is it an opinion and not a fact?

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Identify a fact in your book. Why is it a fact and not an opinion?

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Identify an opinion in your book. Why is it an opinion and not a fact?

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                     Tuesday, September 14, 2010, Chapter 35
       Reading Strategy Focus: Make inferences using information from the text.

Important Vocabulary for Today:

agony: _______________________________________________________________

devour: ______________________________________________________________

perilous: ______________________________________________________________

                 Reading Objective: define and identify fact and opinion.

Can you infer why Maniac wasn’t scared of the Finsterwald’s?

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Russell and Piper, and the rest of the kids in the West End, are scared of the Finsterwalds.
Is this a fact or an opinion? Explain why.

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Russell and Piper, and the rest of the kids in the East and West Ends, think that Maniac is
a legend. Is this a fact or an opinion? Explain why.

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_____ 1. In order to keep Russell and Piper in school during February and
March, Maniac had
to perform a new feat each…
A. month                                 B. week
C. hour                                  D. day

____ 2. What was the most perilous challenge Russell and Piper gave Maniac to
do?
A. dared him to go into the East End         B. dared him to go into the West
End
C. jump off the trestle into the river         D. sneak into the ball park after dark
                            Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Now… use your strategy and objective in your silent reading.
       Reading Strategy Focus: Make inferences using information from the text.

                Reading Objective: define and identify fact and opinion.


What can you infer about a character from your book? How can you infer that?

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________



Identify an opinion in your book. Why is it an opinion and not a fact?

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

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Identify a fact in your book. Why is it a fact and not an opinion?

________________________________________________________________________

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Identify an opinion in your book. Why is it an opinion and not a fact?

________________________________________________________________________

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                 Wednesday, September 15, 2010, Chapter 38
       Reading Strategy Focus: Make inferences using information from the text.

Important Vocabulary for Today:

numerous: _______________________________________________________________

detour: ______________________________________________________________

disgrace: ______________________________________________________________

    Reading Objective: respond to fact or opinion in a text (i.e., agree or disagree)

Can you infer why Maniac ran backwards?

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Mars Bar wanted to embarrass Maniac Magee by beating him in a race. Ms. Gips thinks
this is a fact. Do you agree or disagree? Explain why.

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_____ 1. At the start of the race with Mars Bars, who shouted encouragement to
Maniac?
A. Russell
B. Piper
C. Amanda
D. Hands Down

____ 2. After the race, Mars Bar now hated Jeffrey Magee. Why?
A. Maniac beat him by running backwards
B. Maniac beat him by skipping the last yards
C. Maniac tripped him and made him fall down
D. Maniac let Mars Bars win
                          Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Now… use your strategy and objective in your silent reading.
       Reading Strategy Focus: Make inferences using information from the text.

     Reading Objective: respond to fact or opinion in a text (i.e., agree or disagree).


What can you infer from your book? How can you infer that?

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________



Identify an opinion in your book. Why is it an opinion and not a fact?

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________


Identify a fact in your book. Why is it a fact and not an opinion?

________________________________________________________________________

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Identify an opinion in your book. Why is it an opinion and not a fact?

________________________________________________________________________

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                   Thursday, September 16, 2010, Chapter 39
       Reading Strategy Focus: Make inferences using information from the text.

Important Vocabulary for Today:

revolt: _______________________________________________________________

rebels: ______________________________________________________________

looting: ______________________________________________________________

                Reading Objective: defend reasoning of fact or opinion

Can you infer what “smelled worse than garbage or turds” in the McNabb household?

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Giant John tells Maniac, “What’s gonna happen is, one of these days, they’re gonna
revolt.” Ms. Gips thinks this is an opinion. Do you agree or disagree? Explain why.

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_____ 1. Maniac returns to the McNab house to find them building a(n) …
A. tornado shelter
B. garage
C. pill box
D. deck
                           Thursday, September 16, 2010

Now… use your strategy and objective in your silent reading.
       Reading Strategy Focus: Make inferences using information from the text.

                 Reading Objective: defend reasoning of fact or opinion


What can you infer from your book? How can you infer that?

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________



Identify an opinion in your book. Why is it an opinion and not a fact?

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________


Identify a fact in your book. Why is it a fact and not an opinion?

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

Identify an opinion in your book. Why is it an opinion and not a fact?

________________________________________________________________________

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                     Tuesday, September 21, 2010, Chapter 40
                       Reading Strategy Focus: make connections

Important Vocabulary for Today:

fortified: _______________________________________________________________

frenzied: ______________________________________________________________

chaotic: ______________________________________________________________

zany: ___________________________________________________________________

                     Reading Objective: make predictions about texts

At the end of chapter 40, Piper and Russell invite Maniac to their birthday party.
        “And just like that, as he stared at them, the idea came, an idea as zany as they
were. The words seemed to lift right off their faces, like sunburnt skin peeling.
        “Well, okay,” he said, “on one condition.”
        “What’s that?”
        “If I can bring somebody with me.”
        “Sure! Bring everybody! We’re gonna party!”

Make three predictions about what will happen at Russell and Piper’s birthday party.
Explain WHY you made your prediction.

1. ______________________________________________________________________

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2. ______________________________________________________________________

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3. ______________________________________________________________________

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                           Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Now… use your strategy and objective in your silent reading.
                      Reading Strategy Focus: make connections

                    Reading Objective: make predictions about texts


Make three predictions about what will happen in your silent reading book. Explain
WHY you made your prediction.

1. ______________________________________________________________________

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2. ______________________________________________________________________

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3. ______________________________________________________________________

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Did you make any connections in your book today? (Text-to-self, text-to-text, or text-to-
world). Explain what connections you made.

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                Wednesday, September 22, 2010, Chapter 41, 42
                      Reading Strategy Focus: make connections

Important Vocabulary for Today:

goading: _______________________________________________________________

halt: __________________________________________________________________

compass: ______________________________________________________________

seething: ________________________________________________________________

                     Reading Objective: identify author’s purpose

Can you make a text-to-self connection with how Mars Bar felt at Piper and Russell’s
birthday party?

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What do you think the author’s purpose is for chapters 41 and 42 of Maniac Magee?
Explain why and give evidence.

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_____ 1. Maniac couldn’t help thinking how alike the Beale and the _____
families were.
A. McNab                                             B. Pickwell
C. Finsterwald                                 D. Magee

_____ 2. Why did Maniac finally get mad at Russell and Piper?
A. They tore one of Amanda’s books                  B. They built a raft
C. They were playing with Grayson’s glove           D. They stomped on worms

_____ 3. Why did Maniac feel it was important to take Mars Bars to the Pickwell
house before going to the birthday party?
A. To see the best the West End had to offer        B. To pickup the birthday
present
C. To scare the little Pickwells   D. To borrow a new book
                         Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Now… use your strategy and objective in your silent reading.
                      Reading Strategy Focus: make connections

                      Reading Objective: define author’s purpose

What do you think the author’s purpose is for your silent reading book? Explain why and
give evidence.

________________________________________________________________________

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Make three predictions about what will happen in your silent reading book. Explain
WHY you made your prediction.

1. ______________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

2. ______________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

3. ______________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

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Did you make any connections in your book today? (Text-to-self, text-to-text, or text-to-
world). Explain what connections you made.

________________________________________________________________________

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                 Thursday, September 23, 2010, Chapter 43, 44
                     Reading Strategy Focus: make connections

Important Vocabulary for Today:

divisions: _______________________________________________________________

barriers: ________________________________________________________________


                     Reading Objective: identify author’s purpose

What do you think the author’s purpose is for Chapters 43 and 44 of Maniac Magee?
Explain why and give evidence.

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_____ 1. What part of the day did Maniac call, “his special time with the town”?
A. midnight
B. before sunrise
C. at noon
D. after dinner

_____ 2. In July, Maniac was running and felt as if someone was following him.
Who turned
out to be running at the same time?
A. John McNab
B. Mars Bar
C. Amanda Beale
D. Hands Down

_____ 3. Russell was in danger because he was …
A. buried under a mountain of coal
B. stuck in the mud
C. on the trestle in front of trolley
D. in deep water in the river
                           Thursday, September 23, 2010

Now… use your strategy and objective in your silent reading.
                      Reading Strategy Focus: make connections

                      Reading Objective: define author’s purpose

What do you think the author’s purpose is for your silent reading book? Explain why and
give evidence.

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________


Make three predictions about what will happen in your silent reading book. Explain
WHY you made your prediction.

1. ______________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

2. ______________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

3. ______________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

Did you make any connections in your book today? (Text-to-self, text-to-text, or text-to-
world). Explain what connections you made.

________________________________________________________________________

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                  Friday, September 24, 2010, Chapter 44, 46
                    Reading Strategy Focus: make connections

                   Reading Objective: identify author’s purpose

_____ 67. Why did Mars Bars save Russell?
A. Because he wanted to get his picture in the paper
B. Because Maniac was afraid of heights
C. Because he was Russell’s brother
D. Because Maniac walked away

_____ 68. After he rescued Russell, where did Mars Bars take the boys?
A. To their house
B. To the Pickwell’s home
C. To his house
D. To the hospital

_____ 69. How does Maniac react when Mars Bars asks him to come to his
house to visit?
A. Maniac says he can’t
B. Maniac begins to cry
C. Maniac agrees to go
D. Maniac starts laughing

_____ 71. At long last, Maniac has a home…
A. in the buffalo pen
B. with Mars Bars
C. with Amanda’s family
D. with the McNab’s

What do you think the message was in Maniac Magee? What was the author
trying to teach us?
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