The One and Only Ivan Novel Study by Dianne Watson
This novel is the winner of the 2013 Newberry Medal. It is a beautiful story based on the life of a real gorilla named Ivan. Ivan was captive in a small cage in a mall animal circus for 27 years. This novel is touching and full of rich figurative language and dialogue.
This study is intended to help students think critically about literature and embeds writing within the study.
The study includes
1. Figurative language study with a writing prompt.
2. Comprehension and critical thinking questions.
3. Character study graphic organizers for four of the main characters.
4. Theme analysis using text evidence.
5. Writing connections.
6. Research connections.
7. Final exam.
8. Answer keys.
The One and Only Ivan Novel Study
by Dianne Watson
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