"The One and Only Ivan" is a fantastic novel for young readers! They will love reading through the eyes of Ivan, a sensitive and perceptive gorilla living a life of solitude until his brave actions finally pay off.
This novel study is perfect for guided reading, literature circles, book clubs, independent or whole-group reading, homework, or enrichment! Each of the 18 manageable reading assignments (approximately 15-20 pages per assignment) is accompanied by rigorous, CCSS-aligned critical thinking and vocabulary questions, requiring students to dig deep into this bestselling novel.
The CCSS-alignment for 4th and 5th grade is provided at the top of each student response page, making it easy for standards-based grading and/or monitoring students' progress with various concepts. There is a heavy emphasis on citing evidence and formulating/supporting opinions, both of which are challenging and worthwhile skills! A detailed answer key / teaching guide with discussion suggestions and a wide variety of suggested responses is included for every reading assignment, making guiding students through this novel a breeze!
Your students will fall in love with Ivan, and will be engaged the entire time with critical thinking and rigorous questions that keep their brains going!
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