The One and Only Ivan Novel Study: vocabulary, comprehension, writing, skills

Gay Miller
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
Formats Included
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250 pages
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The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate Novel Study contains lessons aligned to the Common Core Standards (CCSS) for grades 3-4. This comprehensive printable unit includes vocabulary practice, comprehension quizzes, constructed response writing prompts, skill practice, and language arts lessons.

Be sure to check out all three versions of the The One and Only Ivan [Katherine Applegate] Printable Book Unit to determine which best fits your teaching style.

Version #1 -- The One and Only Ivan [Katherine Applegate] Digital + Printable Book Unit (This product contains the entire printable version + 19 Boom Decks + Google Digital Slides.)

Version #2 -- The One and Only Ivan [Katherine Applegate] Printable Book Unit (This product contains the entire printable version.)

Version #3 -- The One and Only Ivan [Katherine Applegate] Abridged Printable Book Unit (This version contains vocabulary practice, comprehension questions, and constructed response writing.)

The printable resource includes the following:

Lesson Plans at a Glance


• Vocabulary List (32 focus words)

• Vocabulary Bookmarks

• Vocabulary Word Cards

• Vocabulary Practice Booklet

• Vocabulary Test


• Chapters are grouped into daily reading selections. For each group, a one page comprehension printable is provided with multiple choice and short answer questions.


The unit includes 17 Constructed Response Writing Questions

Skill Practice

• Prefix and Suffix Cards

• Prefix and Suffix Practice

• Root Words Organizer

• Adjective and Adverb Organizer

• Spelling Rules Organizer

• Adjective and Adverb Task Cards

• Figurative Language Two Door Flip Organizer

• Animals Similes ~ I Have Who Has

• Context Clues Organizer

• Context Clues Task Cards

• Shades of Meaning Organizer and Task Cards

• Game Activities to use With Any Task Cards

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Total Pages
250 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Distinguish the literal and nonliteral meanings of words and phrases in context (e.g., take steps).
Use glossaries or beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.
Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root (e.g., company, companion).
Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known affix is added to a known word (e.g., agreeable/disagreeable, comfortable/uncomfortable, care/careless, heat/preheat).
Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.


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