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Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli Reading Activity Guide
Make a flow chart of the action of the book: What about five blocks? Similarly, you could make a line of house shapes and put into each the name of a place where Jeffrey Magee lived. You'll need a good many places. We came up with: There may be more. Children could pick one of those dwellings, describe it, and tell what it did to Magee and what he did to it.
Then there's the knot: First of all, can you create a knot with rope that defies challengers? Then, have a knot untying contest. Find out about the Gordian Knot. Who mastered that one?
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There's a lot about baseball in Maniac Magee. Look at all the names of the teams. What would you name yours? Find out about Minor Leagues then and now. There are many baseball pitches named and described. What are some others? Make some up and try to pitch them. Illustrated by Ronald Himler. Homelessness is not a common subject for any children's book and a picture book on this small family is a daring deed for Bunting and Himler to attempt.
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They had to walk a fine line to tell us this story. A misstep in any direction would have brought condescension, oversimplification, false cheerfulness or hopelessness and Fly Away Home is free of all those things. Read More in our Featured Book Teachers Guide with discussion questions, extension activities, related books and links.
It's a book length memoir in verse of the author growing up in the sixties and seventies as well as some of her family history. Set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement there is a lot of history here. Cut from his Little League team, he is crushed and unburdens himself on the school janitor, Mack Henry. It turns out that Mr. Henry knows a lot about baseball, especially about the Negro League which Jason knows nothing about.
Jason's collection of baseball cards gives no indication of such a league. Bix's game is baseball, but Jerome recognizes in his skill the same passion and technical accuracy that he himself has in his sport. This is an exquisite portrait of Jerome, a bright, confident loner and Bix, distant and frightened, and the fragile friendship that develops between them.
On a slightly deeper level, the story is about color and how primary colors can be combined to make secondary ones. Digging deeper, it may be viewed as an allegory for racism and, as such, is one to intrigue older readers and viewers. Grades 5 - 9 The Goats by Brock Cole. They are the Goats, chosen because of their inability to fit in.
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Covering the North as well as the South this book is full of primary source quotes, photos, and illustrations from the period. The back of the book includes a time line, notes, and a bibliography. We highly recommend it.
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