This is a jammed-packed lesson, as it is part of a unit plan. The lesson plan has three lessons in one: a before/during/after reading of the first four chapters of Maniac Magee, a lesson on semantic mapping, and a lesson on vocabulary from Maniac Magee. The three lessons were intertwined to create part of a unit plan. The lesson is intended for sixth grade students, but can be adapted for any grade level reading Maniac Magee. The lesson also includes outside sources and a reflection on planning. The lesson is embedded below.