The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Katherine Applegate’s best-selling novel, The One and Only Ivan, celebrates the power of unexpected friendship. Inspired by the true story of a silverback gorilla who lived in a circus-themed mall in Washington state, this captivating story promises to be a favorite year after year. Through engaging students in deep conversations about character word choice and actions, readers will have the opportunity to explore the universal themes that make Ivan’s story so memorable.
Teach with The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
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- Interactive Lesson Plan for 5 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Determining Central Ideas or Themes of a Text
- Chapter by Chapter Discussion Guide
- Chapter by Chapter Vocabulary Guide
- Book Club Calendar
- Conversation Prompts
- Expectations for Book Club Anchor Chart / Student Reference Sheet
- Student Self-Evaluation Forms
- Running Record Assessment Tool
- Student Reading Response Guide
- Comprehension Assessment Rubric
- Common Core State Standard Assessment
Common Core Alignment
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The One and Only Ivan Resource Set
The One and Only Ivan Instructional Overview
Book Club Management Resources
Meeting #1: Introductory Materials and Exploration of the Glossary
Meeting #2: Summarizing and Main Idea Supported with Details
Meeting #3: How Characters’ Words and Actions Help Determine Theme
Meeting #4: Identify the Central Message in a Text
Meeting #5: Universal Themes
The One and Only Ivan Focus Assessment and Rubric
The One and Only Ivan Common Core Assessment
The One and Only Ivan Common Core Alignment
The One and Only Ivan Running Record
Student Resources in Spanish
The One and Only Ivan Vocabulary Connections
Common Core Alignment:
L.4.4a L.4.5c L.4.6
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