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Mrs. Flores from San Mateo CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Maniac Magee is Magic for Readers!

My students need a class set of the novel "Maniac Magee" by Jerry Spinelli and a Teacher Guide with an audio book.

  • $355 goal

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My Students

My students have been working hard to expand their love of reading. We love traveling to new places through books and learning about this beautiful world on our journeys. Literature can act as a vehicle to help us engage with our common core curriculum, but also to help students work through life-lessons.

My students are happy, resilient children attending a high-poverty school in California.

They desire to achieve at the same level as students all over the country but at times lack the necessary resources. They come from a variety of different backgrounds. I have students who are second language learners, low socio-economic backgrounds, students who are receiving special services, and students who excel in most academic areas.

My Project

My students are captivated by high-interest chapter books with complex characters and Maniac Magee is just the book to fill that need!! To feed their interest in award-winning chapter books and ignite their love for reading, students need sets of interesting chapter books to read as a whole class.

Students will read these texts in class, driving their own comprehension as they engage in critical discussions about their reading with their peers.

The complex characters and plots of this novel will undoubtedly spark a long-term love for reading that will propel students into middle and high school.

Jerry Spinelli does a lovely job of bringing his characters to life and the life lessons that they can learn from getting the opportunity to study "Maniac Magee" will surely lead to rich discussions with the novel!

Mrs. Flores
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Maniac Magee • AKJ Education $5.84 35 $204.40
Maniac Magee: A Novel-Ties Study Guide (eBook) • AKJ Education $16.95 1 $16.95
Maniac Magee • AKJ Education $14.56 1 $14.56
Maniac Magee Student Pack • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48

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