As we read Maniac Magee, we will use this blog to discuss different topics with our classmates. Use your creativity and have fun responding to these questions! Remember to write your comment in a word document first. Use academic writing and show respect to fellow bloggers. :) Happy reading, maniacs!
Thursday, February 2, 2012
You've been introduced to many characters in the novel so far. Choose one character you think you'd be close friends with. Describe characteristics that you like about that person and why you think you would make good buddies. What activities would you guys do together?
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
If you were a friend of Maniac's, what would you advise him to do about living in the East End with the Beales? Would you encourage him to stay? Would you agree that he should leave? Write what advice you would give Maniac Magee and back up your thoughts with reasons.
Maniac Magee tackles Cobble's Knot. Many thought it was an impossible feat, but with patience and determination, he did it. What was the toughest challenge or obstacle you had to overcome? What made you able to succeed even when it seemed impossible? Use as much detail to describe YOUR amazing feat.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Both Maniac and Amanda love having books at their side. Imagine you were traveling and could only bring one book to keep you entertained. What book would you bring? Explain why you would choose this book. Could you do many things with the one book in your hand like Maniac?
Many characters in the novel have nicknames. "Maniac", "Mars Bar", and "Hands Down" are all examples. Do you have a nickname? What is it? How did you earn it? If you don't have a nickname, choose one for yourself and explain why you think it fits you.