The One and Only Ivan is a story told from Ivan the gorilla's perspective. He lives in the Big Top Mall. This story is based on the real Ivan, who lived in Zoo Atlanta, creating artwork, until passing away last year.
I have used this book as a read aloud. The student packet accompanies the read aloud. There is a book trailer, pre-reading activities, comprehension questions, extension activities, culminating extended response writing pieces, and vocabulary. The questions are simply listed since the chapters are so short. This is a 20 page document, filled with engaging activities and questions to help prepare students for the short response questions on a state assessment.