The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate is a low prep CCSS aligned novel study for 3rd to 5th grade students and is a hit with both boys and girls. This One and Only Ivan novel unit has unique activity options that students love!
There are many activity pages from which to choose while reading The One and Only Ivan with your students depending on the reading level of your class, and this resource has several options for non-fiction extension activities too.
CCSS 4th grade
Sample Pacing Chart to Organize and Plan Daily Activities
Reading Comprehension Questions
2 Figures of Speech Activities (similes, alliteration, and metaphor)
Compare Artistic Style (Ivan, Julia, and Picasso)
Design a Billboard Activity
Compare/Contrast Silverback Gorilla and Ivan
List Ivan's Human and Gorilla Traits
Domain v. Cage Venn Diagram
Puzzle Drawing Activity Like Ivan's Drawing (2 options)
Inference Complete the Phone Conversation Activity
Story Plot Map
Identify the Theme
Compare/Contrast the Real Ivan to the Book Ivan
**Teacher notes, answer keys, and student samples provided for all handouts except the vocabulary lists**
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