The One and Only Ivan Comprehensive Novel Study - SimpleLit

Grade Levels
4th - 6th
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120 pages
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No Prep! Comprehensive! 120 Pages! Self-Guided! Ready for the classroom or a Google classroom! Daily directions for students. Answer key for teachers! PLUS, over 40 graphic organizers customized for this novel and aligned with CCSS standards!

You’ll get 11 student lessons with six animal habitat sheets and a final test.

In addition to an answer key, you’re given a list of the common core standards that each worksheet covers. And if you want to hit a different standard, you can easily use one of the 40 graphic organizers customized for this novel and aligned to standards.

Not convinced yet? Take a look at the Preview. Need more convincing? Download the first two lessons of this comprehensive novel study at Self-Guided Novel Study for The One and Only Ivan - Chapters 1 to 26 - FREE.

This reading unit can be used in a number of ways. It allows teachers the flexibility of in-class and online work.

For use in the classroom: You can print the worksheets, activities, and directions for your students from this download. You don’t need a separate Student edition. Everything you need is in this download.

For use in the Google classroom: Students can type in their answers. In addition, Teachers Pay Teachers gives you digital access so you can send students only the pages you want students to have within your Google classroom. You also can add information or cross out what you don’t want done.

For use in a different web-based classroom: You can download the student edition, The One and Only Ivan Self-Guided Novel Study - Student Edition ONLY - SimpleLIt. This download was made available specially for those who work in digital classrooms that are not the Google classroom. The student edition can be posted within your password-protected, digital classroom for student use. It may not be posted only in any other venue.

The One and Only Ivan Comprehensive Novel Study - SimpleLit is copyrighted ©2020 by Simple Literature. Parents and teachers may reproduce the activities in this Simple Literature product for personal use in public, private, or home-school classrooms or for their families. No part of this manuscript and curricula may be included in printed, web, digital, or any form of print, web, digital, cloud, or electronic curricula, or distributed, personally, electronically, via the cloud, or commercially without the express written permission of Simple Literature. All rights reserved. First printing, 2020.

Total Pages
120 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 poems, in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres (e.g., stories and poems; historical novels and fantasy stories) in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.
Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text, including contrasting what they “see” and “hear” when reading the text to what they perceive when they listen or watch.
Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.


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