This novel is a magical book that is full of wonder, discovery, awe, and social justice. This novel allows students to make a connection with a western lowland gorilla, as well as other animals in his habitat! Teaching is time consuming, so I have created this NO PREP resource to make your planning easier! This unit is truly print and go ready!!!
This unit was designed with you, the teacher, in mind. This unit will allow your students to access this novel in a deep and meaningful way. At the same time, this resource will save you time and energy. You’ll be able to spend more time connecting with this story along with your students!
In addition, the questions and activities posed to the students are not fluffy; instead, they challenge the thinking of your students and engage your class in Reading Standards.
THIS PRODUCT INCLUDES:
➠ Comprehension questions for students. For your planning purposes, the chapters have been broken down into sections. If you are following my unit plan, this novel study will take place in 30 days. Each student will have their own “Ivan’s Journal”, the copying and set-up could not be easier! Simply follow the printing instructions on the next page.
➠ Read-aloud questions for you! While I still encourage you to read the novel ahead of your students, I’ve also taken the work out of this novel and created read-aloud questions to guide each day’s read-aloud.
➠ Journal entries for your students. I’ve included one entry per week! These entries will allow your students to think critically about the novel and process what they are reading.
➠ Colorful posters for each of the main characters in the novel.
➠ EXTRA BONUS ACTIVITIES!
ENJOY YOUR TIME WITH IVAN, RUBY, BOB, STELLA, JULIA, AND THE REST OF THE AMAZING THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN CHARACTERS!!!