The One and Only Ivan by Katharine Applegate — Novel Study Unit and Book Report

The One and Only Ivan by Katharine Applegate — Novel Study Unit and Book Report
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The One and Only Ivan by Katharine Applegate — Novel Study Unit and Book Report
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The One and Only Ivan by Katharine Applegate — Novel Study Unit and Book Report
The One and Only Ivan by Katharine Applegate — Novel Study Unit and Book Report
The One and Only Ivan by Katharine Applegate — Novel Study Unit and Book Report
The One and Only Ivan by Katharine Applegate — Novel Study Unit and Book Report
The One and Only Ivan by Katharine Applegate — Novel Study Unit and Book Report
The One and Only Ivan by Katharine Applegate — Novel Study Unit and Book Report
The One and Only Ivan by Katharine Applegate — Novel Study Unit and Book Report
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Your students will GO APE over this unique book report project. Activities for the project-based classroom.

69 ready-to-go, mix-and-match templates focus on a wide range of topics related to The One and Only Ivan by Katharine Applegate—story elements, themes, symbolism, characters, parts of a book, research topics, vocabulary, and more. Challenge students to use higher-level thinking skills as they explore this heart-warming novel. The variety of templates allows you to tailor this project to meet the needs to your students.

A 15-page answer key makes using the templates a snap! Suggested answers are provided along with related information that helps you extend learning.

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THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN—
Novel Unit and Circlebook Book Report Project


CONTENTS:
► Step-by-step instructions on how to create the CIRCLEBOOK BOOK REPORTS
► Photographs of each step make the projects extra-easy to create!
► Suggested template groupings to create projects that focus on such topics as vocabulary, character studies, themes, research, symbolism, story elements, and more.
► Descriptions of each template
► A detailed, 15-page answer key with suggested answers for each of the templates
69 templates that fully explore the novel
— Cover Page Template
— Author Spotlight Template (students will research Katharine Applegate)
— Vocabulary Templates (6 templates with 60 suggested vocabulary words—definitions are provided—plus one blank template on which you or students can enter your own vocabulary words)
— Newbery Award Template (students will research the Newbery Award)
— Exploring the Title (students will describe how “One and Only” can either describe something special or something isolated and singular)
— The One and Only Epigraph (students will explore the meaning and the author of the epigraph that starts the novel)
— Similarities and Differences (students will compare humans and gorillas in order to acquire a greater understanding of the protagonist Ivan)
— The Western Lowland Gorilla (students will develop a greater understanding of Ivan by learning about the type of gorilla he is)
— Similes and Metaphors (students will find examples of figurative language in the novel)
— Alliterative Animal Groups (students will find a dozen alliterative names for animal groups, such as A Caravan of Camels and A Pride of Peacocks)
— Point of View (students will examine Applegate’s use of the first person narrative)
— Another Point of View: Stella (students will write a diary entry from Stella’s point of view)
— Genre (students will explore the biographical elements of the novel and describe examples of artistic license that Applegate took )
— Studying Character: Ivan (students will list descriptive words and phrases that relate to Ivan—character traits, things he does, things he says, how he feels, lessons he learns, and his relationship with others)
— Studying Character: Julia (students will list descriptive words and phrases that relate to Julia—character traits, things she does, things she says, how she feels, lessons she learns, and her relationship with others)
— Studying Character: Stella (students will list descriptive words and phrases that relate to Stella—character traits, things she does, things she says, how she feels, lessons she learns, and her relationship with others)
— Studying Character: Bob (students will list descriptive words and phrases that relate to Bob—character traits, things he does, things he says, how he feels, lessons he learns, and his relationship with others)
— Studying Character: Mack (students will list descriptive words and phrases that relate to Mack—character traits, things he does, things he says, how he feels, lessons he learns, and his relationship with others)
— Studying Character: George (students will list descriptive words and phrases that relate to George—character traits, things he does, things he says, how he feels, lessons he learns, and his relationship with others)
— Studying Character: Ruby (students will list descriptive words and phrases that relate to Ruby—character traits, things she does, things she says, how she feels, lessons she learns, and her relationship with others)
— Pablo Picasso (students will recreate a piece of artwork painted by Pablo Picasso and discuss the importance of artistic expression)
— Persuasive Writing (students will explore persuasive techniques used in advertising and create an ad that encourages others to read The One and Only Ivan)
— Diamante Templates (students will create diamante poems that compare different characters from the novel)
— Story Elements (students will describe six story elements in either words or pictures)
— Anthropomorphism (students will research classic novels that have anthropomorphic characters, such as Charlotte’s Web and The Tale of Despereaux)
— Words Speak Volumes (students will examine how the things people say often reveal their character)
— Problem and Solution (students will identify the problem and solution of the novel)
— Five W’s Template: The Climax (students will write a newspaper article about the climax of the novel)
— Elephants Are People Too (students will research the intelligence and emotional life of elephants)
— Resolution (students will respond to the resolution of the story, describing their satisfaction with it)
— Developing Empathy (students will develop a greater understanding of the importance of empathy by examining Mack, the antagonist of the novel)
— The One and Only You (students will explore ways they are a One and Only)
— Theme: Identity (students will examine Ivan’s self-identity)
— Theme: Memories (students will explain how Ivan, Bob, and Stella each deal with the painful memories of their past and how the ways they deal with the memories shape who they are now)
— Theme: Memory (students will explore the repercussions of Ivan’s choice to NOT remember his past)
— Theme: Freedom vs. Confinement (students will describe Ivan’s relationship to his cage at the mall and his domain at the zoo)
— Theme Template: Isolation (students will list ways they can help their classmates feel less isolated and alone)
— Theme: Animal Rights (students will list the pros and cons of controversial issues affecting animals: Zoos, Circuses, Hunting, or Animal Testing)
— Symbolism: Art and Creativity (students will draw a picture of something they do that is creative and freeing)
— Symbolism: Television (students will write about how Ivan feels when he sees the gorilla “trapped” behind the glass window of the television, learning that he is not the only gorilla on Earth)
— Symbolism: Words (students will explore ways that words and communication represent freedom)
— The Final Sentence (students will examine the subtext of the final sentence of the novel—“Mighty silverback,” I whisper.)
— Favorite Quote (students will write and describe their favorite quote from the novel)
— Plot Analysis (students will describe the elements of plot analysis as they relate to the novel: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution)
— Author’s Note (students will research the real Ivan who inspired the novel)
— Obituary (students will write an obituary for Ivan, who died on August 20, 2012)
— Book Review (students will write a review of The One and Only Ivan)
— Research: Famous Protests (students will research a famous protest that changed the course of history)
— Research: The First Zoo (students will research the first zoo and the etymology of the word zoo)
— Research: Endangered Animals (students will research endangered animals)
— Research: The Circus (students will research various aspects of The Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus)
— Research: Jane Goodall (students will research the life and accomplishments of Jane Goodall, a primatologist who devoted her life to the study of chimpanzees and animal welfare issues)
— Research: King Kong (students will research the blockbuster movie and write a biography of King Kong)
— Research: Koko (students will research Koko, a gorilla who learned sign language and write a biography of this amazing ape)
— Writing and Drawing Templates (blank templates are provided so that you can design your own questions or activities for the students to complete)


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