This activity is designed as a pre-reading activity to engage students in The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. Students will have the opportunity to work in groups and create poems based on the chapter titles. Titles are on strips and students can manipulate them to create a 3-5 lined poem. After poems are created, students record their poems and predict what they think The One and Only Ivan is about based on the titles they read. This activity can be differentiated by grade level/ability based on the number of chapter titles provided to a group. They can be divided in any way the teacher sees fit but are in order from first to last. This activity is aligned to Common Core Speaking and Listening standards.