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Mind Pictures: Strategies That Enhance Mental Imagery While Reading
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|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Five 40- to 50-minute sessions|
New York, New York
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli (Little Brown, 1990) or another novel with a companion movie
- Movie version of Maniac Magee (Nickelodeon Network, 2003)
- Overhead projector or LCD screen
- Related picture books with themes of homelessness or prejudice
- Watch-Read-Watch-Read Teacher Checklist
- Draw Aloud Organizer
- Picture Book Questions handout
- Student Self-Assessment
|1.||Gather the following picture books to be used before reading Maniac Magee to build students' background knowledge and help them visualize one of the themes of the novel:
|2.||Read the novel Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli or another novel that has a movie companion.
|3.||Preview the companion movie, and identify clips that can be used to enhance visual imaging in preparation for students reading the book.