The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate | ScholasticThanksgiving Activities for Big Kids. Nov This post contains several teaching ideas to use with the book. Throughout his life, Ivan lives in four different places. This anchor chart lists those places. Students wrote details on sticky notes.
The One and Only Ivan Novel Study and Unit Plan
Ivan is the narrator of the story. What do you think causes this change? Why do you think the picture of the angry gorilla on the mall billboard bothers Ivan? Do you think Ivan changes his mind about gorillas and anger? Why or why not? Do you think Ivan is lonely?
The One and Only Ivan is one of our favorite books. Winner of the Newbery Medal and a 1 New York Times bestseller, this stirring and unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendships. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated novel is told from the point-of-view of Ivan himself. Students are provided opportunities to analyze settings, identify, describe and analyze characters and their relationships, determine emerging themes, and use text references and quotes to infer meaning. Lesson plans are student-centered and are ready to implement.
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