The One and Only Ivan is such a great novel for kids. This book explores topics of kindness, friendship, and protecting animals. There are numerous themes and morals in this novel that are great for classroom community! This guide will help your students process through this novel in a way that also meets your Reading and Vocabulary Standards!
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 BUNDLE includes both the Novel and the Vocabulary Study. By purchasing this bundle, you'll save 20%!!!
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
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 BUNDLE OF BOTH PRODUCTS INCLUDES:
➠ Comprehension questions for students
. Each chapter has multiple critical thinking questions, all of which are short answer. The questions range in difficulty from DOK 2 to DOK 4. 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”, and the copying and set-up could not be easier! Simply follow the printing instructions included with this product. There are also answer keys!
➠ 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. These questions (3-5 per chapter are included) range from DOK 2-4.
➠ Journal entries for your students
. I’ve included one entry after every third chapter, plus an end-of-novel reflection. All seven journal entries will allow your students to think critically about the novel and process what they are reading.
➠ Colorful posters.
I have included one poster for each of the main characters in the novel.
➠ ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES! I've included directions for enrichment projects that will extend the learning even farther for your students!
➠ VOCABULARY ACTIVITIES!
★ Semantic Maps
★ Greek/Latin Word Maps
★ Act it Out! Strategy
★ Defining Vocabulary Using Context Clues
★ Critical Thinking Questions About New Vocabulary Words
This novel is chock-full of rich vocabulary. I have chosen seven words to highlight in each chapter. In each chapter, six vocabulary words were chosen, and students will use context clues to create their own definitions. The seventh word is a critical thinking prompt that challenges students to use the new word in the correct context.
✨ Enjoy this journey with your kids – they will absolutely become invested in Ivan, Ruby, Stella, and the rest of the characters in this book!
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⭐ Check Out My Other Novel Studies! ⭐
• Fish in a Tree Novel Study
• The One and Only Ivan Novel Study
• Bud Not Buddy Novel Study
• Author Study Activities - Make Your Own Book!
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