Monday, March 12, 2007

Maniac Magee

Thinking back on Maniac (that rhymes!):


What do you think would be the worst part of Maniac Magee's homelessness? When answering, include two details you remember from the story in your answer.

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Chose a word that best describes a character from Maniac Magee. After telling the character's name and the describing word you chose, use two details from the story to explain why this word best describes that character.

64 comments:

DUSTIN JESSEY said...

Amanda Beale is sassy. The way she talks to Maniac. And the way she puts her hands on her hips.

Nick C.=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=] said...

A word that best descripes Maniac Magee would be fast. I chose that word because:

(1)Maniac out ran McNab and the vipers on the rails.

(2)He beat Mars Bars n a race.

Delaney said...

Theworst part of Maniac Magee's homelessness would have to be that he didn't have any parents or siblings to encourage him to follow his dreams.
Also I think that it would be nice for him to have somebody to talk to, play with, and do other things with.
It is sad becuase Maniac would have nobody to helphim with things that he needs or have nobody just come say good night when he goes to sleep.

Mrs. Hartney said...

Nick C. I like how you numbered your details. Great job.

Lorraina Vergaray said...

The worst part of Maniac Magee's homelesness is:
1)Jumping from house to house-family to family.
2)Lonliness, being alone practicly all the time, like Maniac Magee.
3)Cold winters where people are freezing.

Riley<> said...

[1]the worst part of Maniac's homeless is that his perents died on the skullkill brige and Maniac was at the brige when on of the little ones was stuck on the brige. [2]aother is that Maniac sleep in the leanto at the zoo with little to eat and the animals he sleep with are bufflo and the deer.

Kelsey said...

I think a good word for amanda beil is kinda funny and a littel bosy. I think she is funny because she is allways telling maniac what to do in a very funny way. like when she went to go find maniace in her slippers and night shirt and she told him that he had to come with her because she hadwalked all the way there at mid night in her night shirt and slippers. Amanda bile said to maniace that she had climbed the fence in her pajamas and slippers.

Lorraina said...

Dustin-How do you know how she put her hands on her hips?

$$$nick c said...

delany you put the words
"the worst" in the same word

Riley said...

A little to much smiley faces Nick.?C

Anna @nn@ :+] said...

The worst part is when he said that he said that he slept in the bufilo pin at the zoo. Another thing is when he is at the Valey Forge and met the two kids. Then he took the two braty kids home and could not go home to sleep. Then he also had to stay at alot of good and bad homes too.

Anabel :) said...

The worst I think was when the guy die just of oldness. And when Maniac was at Amanda house when the guy told him to go back home wher he blong.

Delaney** said...

A word that best describes Maniac Magee is fearless Because...

(1)He always slept in a deer pen and then he slept in a bear house.

(2)He wasn't afraid to stand up to all of the bully's like Mars Bars and McNab.

Daniel said...

Maniac Magee is athletic because he is a fast runner an beat Mars bars in a race and caught and pithed out McNab at baseball.

aiden said...

I think Maniac is brave because he lived by himself and he lived with his aunt and uncle and they always fought.

Zena and Kelsey said...

nice dustin real funny! ha ha!!!!!!
i like your details from the story.

lindsay post said...

i think that the worst part of his homelessness wold be... living in the bufflo pen and the cold nights with nowere to go and no one to comfornt you

GREG=] said...

I think that the worse part of maniac being homeless is that he has to live in the buffolo pin.Plus he has no one to play with him.Third he has nothing to eat.


I think that the best word to discribe maniac is active,happy.I think that because he is always running 24 seven.Last even when Grason died he stayed happy.

Kelsey said...

ANABEL I REALYLIKE YOUR ANSWER!!!!

Delaney said...

Hey Lorraina i really like your first deatale, the one about jumping from house to house-family to family!

lindsay post said...

lorrnia i like how you said houseto house family to family.

Dustin????????!!!!!!!!!=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=] said...

I guess I have a good memory Lorraina.

Jacob said...

I think that the worst part of Maniac's homelessness is that of all the homes he has ben in somthing hapins.

anabel said...

Thank you kelsey

jordan$$$ said...

I feel bad for him because he had to live whith a bounch of people.

zena said...

I think a good word would be sereos for Amanda Beal becuase she said she would not share her room if Maniac left. She would not leve Maniac out side,she would get mad,read/study. I think the Maniac being home less is him not having aney thing or some one to care for.

Warren! Hi! $!$!$!$! said...

I cho$e and fa$t a$ my whard$.Becau$e he (1)whan miknab in are$(2)run$ every day.

Sydney said...

I think the worst part of Maniacs homelessness would be sleeping in a buffalo pen and not having a nice cozy house and bed. Also, he doesn't have any good food or clothing.

shayde=me said...

The worst part of Maniacs homelessness was that hehad to sleep in a buffolo pin.
Also going to family to house and yad to yard.

coby said...

Maniac Magee, I think I have a name for him “ suspicious”. I think that because he is a different color and he runs everywere.

Jame$ said...

I think that the worst parts woled be that he hald to sleep with the hipos and he hald to go with a bunch of people.

Mrs. Hartney said...

Dustin (2) Nice word choice (sassy)

Mrs. Hartney said...

Nick C. (2) Great way to back up your word. Good details.

Mrs. Hartney said...

Delaney (2) Wow, your reflections are deep!

Mrs. Hartney said...

Lorraina (2) Neat format, easy to grade. Like your insurance plan-good job.

Mrs. Hartney said...

Riley (1) Your details are so complete. Good job taking the time to think it through. You should have had an insurance plan, I think, because your first detail doesn't line up with the question too well.

Mrs. Hartney said...

Kelsey (1) You were very detailed in your first reason on why Amanda was funny. You need at least one more of those great details for a 2. Also, check for spaces and spelling before you post.

Mrs. Hartney said...

Anna (2) Love your insurance plan. We'll keep working on your spelling, @nn@.

Mrs. Hartney said...

Anabel (2) Good sentences. You might want to start by repeating part of the question back. For example, "I think the worst part of being homeless was...". That will focus the readers and let them know which question you chose.

Mrs. Hartney said...

Delaney Your extra credit bumped you up to a 4. Good job! I think he stayed with the deer and a BUFFALO. Hey, it is okay. We haven't read the book for awhile.

Mrs. Hartney said...

Daniel (2) Good supporting details. Did he outpitch McNab or was he just able to hit the frog ball? I can't remember.

Mrs. Hartney said...

Aiden (2) Sweet and Simple, got you your two points. Fab!

Mrs. Hartney said...

Greg (4) Your work is fabulous. You earned a 4! Continue to try that hard...you did great backing up your thoughts. Woo Hoo.

Mrs. Hartney said...

Jacob (1) I need another detail and be specific. What happened in the homes? I know, but I need to know that you know.

Mrs. Hartney said...

Kelsey, be specific. What did you like about Anabel's answer?

Mrs. Hartney said...

Zena (1) You wrote a lot but it was a bit hard to follow. Here's what to try (because I know you always want to do your best!): Try hitting enter between each of your details. Then the reader can see them really clear. Also, you could number them like Nick and Lorraina did.

Mrs. Hartney said...

Warren (1) First, deary, please use an S not a $. This is an assignment, so let's keep it simple. Did you run out of time? I only saw one detail.

Mrs. Hartney said...

Sydney (2) Nice sentences. Very simple and neat.

Mrs. Hartney said...

Jordan (1) Did you mean he had to live with bigger families or different families when you said a bunch? Also did you know that you needed 2 details?

Mrs. Hartney said...

Shayde (2) You pulled it off even when you got off to the wrong start. Good work.

Mrs. Hartney said...

Coby (2) You had some great voice in your writing! This means you started off in an interesting way and made me want more. Good job.

Mrs. Hartney said...

James (1) I like how you did do two details. An insurance plan would have been great, because your second detail didn't make sense to me. Where did he go with these people?

Lorraina said...

Dustin, you have never seen it!

lorraina Michelle said...

Warren--too many $$$$$$$$$$$$s.

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