The One and Only Ivan Read Aloud Companion for Distance Learning

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Fifth in the Forest
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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31 pages
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My students are enjoying answering these questions along with reading the novel. The questions are leading to great discussions.
This was an awesome resource to help with writing about our reading and connecting back to the story.
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This read aloud companion goes along with Katherine Applegate's The One and Only Ivan. Enhance your students' comprehension of the novel by asking relevant questions and allowing them to respond in their journals.

Edit March 2021: This product is now digital! Re-download to use Google SlidesOR an updated print version.

How does this work?

I’ve created bookmarks full of discussion questions for the novel. Simply print the bookmarks on cardstock (front and back if you prefer). In the top left corner, punch a hole in each bookmark and secure together with a ring. Leave this in the novel as you read and refer to it as needed. Alternately, you can print a copy of the bookmark for each student. They can use it with their personal copy of the novel and use the questions as journal prompts!

As students listen, they can also answer the discussion questions in their journal! For each section, I’ve provided 2 questions. This means there is a total of 38 prompts!

  • The Jump-Start Question is intended to be read BEFORE you start reading the chapters. These questions allows students to recall events from the previous chapter, make predictions, and build on previous knowledge.
  • The Sign-Off Question is to facilitate discussion AFTER reading the chapters. These questions allow students to analyze characters, summarize, sequence events, etc.


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This product is part of my 3rd Grade Read Aloud BUNDLE! Check out this money saving option as well as the other included titles!



The One and Only Ivan

The True Gift

Mr. Popper's Penguins


Ramona Quimby, Age 8

Charlotte’s Web


Because of Winn Dixie

I also have MANY other read aloud options!

**Read Aloud Through the Year 4th Grade Bundle**

**Read Aloud Through the Year 5th Grade Bundle**

Total Pages
31 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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