Maniac Magee: Discussion Questions

Why did they say that? What did they mean? How did they feel? Using the six levels of Bloom's Taxonomy, challenge your young readers to answer the comprehension questions about chapters 41 and 42 of Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli. Each question builds on previous ones and causes readers to think deeply and respond critically.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Ask class members to create a compose rose and illustrate a map of the setting in Chapters 41 and 42 pf Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson assumes readers are familiar with Bloom's Taxonomy questioning
  • Questions posed by the resource are intriguing and make the reader think critically
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