The One and Only Ivan Abridged Novel Study: vocabulary, comprehension, writing

Gay Miller
Grade Levels
3rd - 4th, Homeschool
Formats Included
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135 pages
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The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate Abridged Novel Study contains lessons aligned to the Common Core Standards (CCSS) for grades 3-4. This abridged printable unit includes vocabulary practice, comprehension quizzes, and constructed response writing prompts.

Be sure to check out all three versions of the The One and Only Ivan Book Unit to determine which best fits your teaching style.

Version #1 -- The One and Only Ivan [Katherine Applegate] Digital + Printable Book Unit (This product contains the entire printable version + 19 Boom Decks + Google Digital Slides.)

Version #2 -- The One and Only Ivan [Katherine Applegate] Printable Book Unit (This product contains the entire printable version.)

Version #3 -- The One and Only Ivan [Katherine Applegate] Abridged Printable Book Unit (This version contains vocabulary practice, comprehension questions, and constructed response writing.)

This packet includes the following:

Lesson Plans at a Glance


• Vocabulary List (32 focus words)

• Vocabulary Bookmarks

• Vocabulary Word Cards

• Vocabulary Practice Booklet

• Vocabulary Test


• Chapters are grouped into daily reading selections. For each group, a one page comprehension printable is provided with multiple choice and short answer questions.


The unit includes 17 Constructed Response Writing Questions

Total Pages
135 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations.
Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).


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