The One and Only Ivan Resource Set

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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.

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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
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Common Core Alignment
  • Main Pack: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.2 RL.4.3 RL.4.4 RL.4.5 RL.4.6 RL.4.7 RL.4.9 SL.4.1a SL.4.1b SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 SL.4.3 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Vocabulary: L.4.4a L.4.5c L.4.6
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    The One and Only Ivan Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy The One and Only Ivan, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download The One and Only Ivan Super Pack or this individual Vocabulary Builder for resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth through fun and productive interactions with new words.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.4.4a L.4.5c L.4.6

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