Maniac Magee Character Map
Updated: 2/11/2021
Maniac Magee Character Map
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Character Maps

Character Map

By Rebecca Ray and Natasha Lupiani

For many literary works, especially novels, character development is quintessential. Literary characters drive the action and conflict; they create a reason for a story to exist. Mapping characters can be as simple as asking students to fill in charts that track important aspects of characters, or as complex as noting traits that categorize them as an archetype.
Using the Open Dyslexic Font on SBT

Storyboards and the Dyslexia Font

By Natasha Lupiani

Many students struggle with the learning disabilities like Dyslexia. Create storyboards with the Open Dyslexic Font to help students understand information alongside the visual context of the story!
Maniac Mcgee Lesson Plans

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

Lesson Plans by Elizabeth Pedro

Maniac Magee, a novel by Jerry Spinelli, is about Jeffrey “Maniac” Magee, a boy who becomes an orphan when his parents die in a trolley accident. Maniac becomes a legend in Two Mills, a town with an East End for blacks and a West End for whites. Without a place to call home, Maniac bridges racial boundaries with his super athleticism, knot-tying abilities, and overall good character.


Maniac Magee

Storyboard Description

Jerry Spinelli Maniac Magee Character Map Graphic Organzier

Storyboard Text

  • Jeffrey "Maniac" Magee
  • Challenges Faced:Parents died when he was 3BulliesFeeling at home
  • How he overcomes challenges?Tries to see the best in othersTries to stay positive
  • Physical and Character Traits:AthleticFearlessKindFast
  • Aunt Dot and Uncle Dan
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  • Amanda Beale
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  • John McNab
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  • Mars Bar
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  • Earl Grayson
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