The One and Only Ivan Novel Study Unit - Comprehension Questions - Project

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3rd - 5th
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This huge 150 page The One and Only Ivan Novel Study Unit contains an array of digital and printable reading comprehension activities for this Newberry Award winner by Katherine Applegate. It contains One and Only Ivan activities and projects, including vocabulary activities, graphic organizers, and other One and Only Ivan fun activities.

✅Save time planning with these easy to implement NO PREP resources. The wide variety of activities focus on reading comprehension and encourage students to think critically and engage with text. Detailed answer keys are also included.

While all of the resources included in this package can be successfully used as-is, they work great when placed into an Interactive Notebook.

⭐IMPORTANT NOTE: All of these activities were designed with busy teachers like you in mind. All interactive elements require simple cuts and are MESS FREE - saving you time and making it easy for students to complete independently!

All resources included in this package can easily be aligned to the common core standards.

✅DIGITAL VERSION INCLUDED - A pre-made TPT Easel version of this resource has been included. The teacher information has been removed from this resource, so it is ready to go for student use. Please note that only the activities that are suited for digital completion have been included in this digital version. It includes all of the comprehension questions, reading strategy based activities, vocabulary activities, and some of the graphic organizer activities.

✅Be sure to click on the preview above to see a full detailed description of exactly what is included in this resource package.



Highlights of this engaging novel study Include:

Reader’s Notebook Setup Information and Implementation Tips - multiple pages of information with tips and tricks to help you set up interactive notebooks for success in your classroom.

Pre-Reading Activities - A variety of pre-reading activities are included to access prior knowledge and get students excited about the story.

Creative and Engaging Graphic Organizers - lots of different graphic organizers are included to use along with the novel - choose the ones that work best for your group!

Detailed Comprehension Questions - Questions are broken up into chapter sections to make planning easy!

Reading Strategy Based Questions and Activities - These focus on making connections, visualizing, inferring, determining importance, analyzing, summarizing, evaluating, predicting, and questioning.

Comprehensive Answer Keys

Reading Strategy Poster Project Pages - these encourage deep thinking about the text, and make great interactive notebook additions or bulletin board displays.

Vocabulary Lists - A full list of vocabulary words to go along with the novel are included.

Vocabulary Activities - Several different vocabulary activities are included, to use along with the vocabulary word lists. Choose the ones that work best for your learners.

Timeline Summary Activity - Students use the included timeline template to illustrate and describe key events in the novel.

Compare and Contrast Activities - Several different activities are included - choose the ones that work best for your learners.

Fun Interactive Foldable Activities - a variety of different foldable activities are included - choose the ones that work best for your class. All of these activities are MESS FREE and require NO PREP - no small pieces to lose!

Cover Page - this makes a great title page for an Interactive Notebook or novel study package.

Bookmarks to color - great for early finishers!

Writing Prompts - A variety of different prompts are included. These are great for review, and also make great early finisher activities.

Internet Research Project - students use the included video link to view a video about the real Ivan, and complete a set of corresponding questions. Answer key included!

Top Three Pennant Review Project - students reflect back on the unit, and showcase their learning in a giant pennant project. Student templates and full instructions included. These make great final projects and bulletin board displays!

Ready to Use Digital Version - A Digital Easel version of the novel study has already been created for you!


Your students will master a variety of skills during this unit, including:

Making Predictions
•Connecting to Text
•Visualizing a Story
•Summarizing key events
•Pulling key details from text
•Providing text evidence to support their answers
•Formulating Questions
•Vocabulary Mastery
•Determining Importance
•Monitoring Comprehension
•Making inferences
•Comparing and Contrasting
•Character Development
•Prompted Writing
•Ordering key plot events


What other people are saying about this resource:

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-Taylor B

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"My students really enjoyed using this packet to guide our novel study on The One & Only Ivan! I really enjoyed how it included vocabulary pages. I was able to do multiple dictionary skills lessons using this resource. This was a great addition to our Daily 3 rotations and allowed me to see where students were at in their learning and comprehension.. It was great to use at the teacher table so I was able to foster independence with higher leveled learners, and guide students that needed more support."

-McKenzie B

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"This was a great resource to keep my students engaged while reading The One and Only Ivan. The levels of questioning involves higher level thinking, and it supports our Common Core Standards. The questions challenged my students but allowed us to have deep conversations"

- Abigail T

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"Thank you so much for putting together a wonderful novel study product! I loved that included multi-level questions that prompted students to develop deeper and meaningful responses to their reading. I will definitely use this again in the future!"

-Anne Marie L

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"Great resource. The students found it was very helpful with linking their thinking to the text. It definitely helped them to connect and make understanding of what they were reading."

-Michelle Armstrong

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"Great resource to use while distance learning! My students are in a hybrid model right now and work on the packet while they are at home."

-Brittany W


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).


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