No student wants to follow up a chapter of The One and Only Ivan with boring questions and answers.
Our solution? These comprehension activity printables. They’re aligned to today’s educational standards … beautifully illustrated … and will help your students to capture the very essence of Katherine Applegates’ brilliant novel.
Each printable is cleverly titled and focuses on a specific literary skill while testing the comprehension and recall of each chapter.
Sheet #1a/b - “Knowing our Narrator” addresses the difference between first and third person point of view while asking pertinent questions about the narrator of the story.
Sheet #2 - “Seeing the Setting” addresses the reading strategy of visualization as it pertains to the setting of the story. Kiddos will love this drawing activity.
Sheet #3 - “Human Habits” examines Ivan’s point of view and asks the reader to recall details about his perspective on humans.
Sheet #4 - “Analyzing Artists” has students work with a Venn diagram to compare and contrast Julia and Ivan as artists. Finding detail questions also included.
Sheet #5 - “Terrific Television” - Students illustrate Ivan’s favorite shows in our adorable television sets while answering a thought provoking inference question.
Sheet #6 - “Major BFF’s addresses the major characters in the novel and asks the students to describe these characters. Thought provoking inference questions also included.
Sheet #7 - “Gentle Julia” asks students to provide text evidence to support the character that are provided. Finding details and inference questions are also included.
Sheet #8a/b - “Super Similes” asks students to examine Katherine Applegate’s use of similes while identifying what is being compared in each. Also has students skim and scan chapters to find additional similes. Thought provoking inference question included as well.
Sheet #9a/b - “Fact or Fiction” has students read an article about the real Jambo while asking them to identify 3 facts from the actual story that were not included in The One and Only Ivan.
Sheet #10 - “Character Development” has students examine Stella as a developing character while identifying her traits with evidence from the text. Thought provoking inference questions including as well.
Sheet #11 - "Restless Ruby" introduced our newest main character and has students cite text evidence for the traits provided. Thought provoking inference question also provided.
Sheet #12 - "Ruby Remembers" has students summarize Ruby's flashback. Thought provoking inference questions also included.
Sheet #13a/b - “Curious Clues” addresses the concept of foreshadowing by having students identify the clues that hinted at Stella’s death. :( Thought provoking inference questions included as well.
Sheet #14 - “Ivan Remembers” has students answer a variety of flashback questions.
Sheet #15 - “Silly and Sad” has students cite text evidence to support the various “moods” of the story.
Sheet #16 - “Mack Attack” examines Mack as a round character and has the student identify his “good” and “bad” behaviors.
And more ….
#17 - “Ivan the Dynamic”
#18 - “Ivan’s Cause”
#19 - “Your Thoughts”
#20 - “A Tall Order”
#21 - “Actions Speak Louder Than Words”
#22 - “A Sign of Things to Come”
#23 - “Q & A” and “Bob’s Reaction”
#24 - “Animal Lover”
#25 - "Q & A"
#26 - "A New World"
#27 - "Serious Synonyms"
#28 - "Continuous Conflict"
#29 - "Ivan's Happy Ending"