Search suzyred.com

You can purchase the 50-page literature guide PLUS an interactive Jeopardy-type game for The One and Only Ivan for immediate download for only $17.95!
Click Here to Download and Purchase!

The One and Only Ivan
by Katherine Applegate
A Texas Bluebonnet Award NomineeSM
2013 Kids Wings Top Flight Award

2013 Newbery Medal
Hardcover Book
Audible Edition
Kindle Edition

Ivan, an enormous silverback gorilla lived in a glassed-in cage in a circus-themed mall for 27 years. Now, in The One and Only Ivan, you can read his story, as he would have imagined it to be true.

Ivan introduces you to his special friend, an old elephant named Stella, who lives in a cage next to his. She tells Ivan the story of how she happened to come to the mall and the story of a boy who fell into a gorilla's enclosure in a zoo. When she asks Ivan to share his story, he says he could not remember. After all, remembering just wasn't a gorilla's special talent ... that was an elephant's talent. Nevertheless, she continues to encourage him to remember. All Ivan can remember is that Mack, the owner of the Big Top Mall, who had bought him when he was an infant and raised him as his own son for as long as he could. Ivan couldn't help being destructive; he WAS a gorilla.

He does have other friends. One day, a little homeless puppy squeezed into Ivan's domain and went to sleep on his enormous stomach. He became a special friend to Ivan.

Ivan is basically content at the mall. He never gets angry like the billboard outside advertises. He never lets himself think about getting out. Where is there to go? Mack feeds him well. He even gives Ivan crayons and paper to draw pictures and when Ivan gets tired of drawing, they make a nice snack. Ivan considers himself an artist, and luckily, a girl named Julia visits him every day. She is an artist, too!

When Mack buys a baby elephant named Ruby, things began to change. There's just nothing like having a baby around to pep things up, but those weren't the only changes she brought. She becomes a reason for ... oh, you want to read this story for yourself, don't you?

The One and Only Ivan will tell you surprising things about how animals are trained to perform in circuses and how they are treated day by day. (Did you think that elephants enjoy balancing on small stools or walking in circles?) You will laugh at Ivan's antics and his attempts to be a good human, and at Ruby's innocence, but you will need some tissues as you read the reality of what animals in captivity face. The book will spark empathy or compassion, the trait upon which all other character traits are built, and perhaps motivate you to take a stand.

The Kids Wings literature guide and Jeopardy-type game provide beautifully planned curriculum that leads to the development of character, academic skills, teambuilding, and guarantees thoughtful social and exciting academic growth for every classroom. It is an essential part of every home and school library. You will want this Kids Wings literature guide PLUS a class set of this terrific novel!

 

***********************************
The Kids Wings guide for The One and Only Ivan is available in our Growing Young Americans collection with 27 more literature guides for award-winning books in a spiral-bound book with CD in its back pocket. On sale while quantities last!

**************************************

 

Research Links for
The One and Only Ivan

Author Katherine Applegate

Book Trailer
Book Trailer 2

Ugandan Gorilla Family on a Field Trip

The Urban Gorilla
World Wildlife Fund: Mountain Gorilla
Philadelphia Zoo: Gorillas

Where is Ivan, the Mighty Silverback today?

Baby Elephant Outing
Gentle Giants, The Lives of Captive Elephants in Thailand (Movie Trailer)

Stuffed Western Lowland Gorilla

Stuffed Webkinz Silverback Gorilla
Stuffed Elephant
Stuffed Baby Elephant with Dreamy Eyes
ZooTube Baby Animals
ZooTube Wild Tube Animals

Quotes to memorize:

"Love of animals is a universal impulse, a common ground on which all of us may meet. By loving and understanding animals, perhaps we humans shall come to understand each other." Louis J. Camuti

It is almost impossible for one to be cruel to animals and kind to humans." ~Fred A. Mc Gran, 1895

"It concerns me that circus animals have to travel continuously around the country and spend so much time in cages. They spend very little or no time in a more natural environment. I would like to see this change." Vanessa Amorosi

=================================================================

More Related Award-Winning Literature
with Kids Wings Literature Guides

Tua and the Elephant by R. P. Harris

White Elephant by Sid Fleischman, Folktale Novel
The Gorillas of Gill Park
by Amy Gordon, Realistic Fiction Novel
Balarama: A Royal Elephant by Lewin and Lewin, Nonfiction, Cultural
Ballet of the Elephants by Leda Schubert, Circus Nonfiction Picture Bk
The World's Greatest Elephant, Biography of an Elephant

My Chimp Friday, The Banana Nana Chronicles by Hester Mundis, Science Fiction Novel

The Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen
, Dramatic Narrative Poetry
In the Wild by David Elliott, Realistic Poetry

------------------------------------------------------------------
You can purchase the 50-page literature guide PLUS an interactive Jeopardy-type game for The One and Only Ivan for immediate download for only $17.95!
Click Here to Download and Purchase!

A 50-page Kids Wings Literature Guide includes a interactive Jeopardy-type game, perfect for lesson plans, handouts, or projection on your electronic board for The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate is now available!

The Lesson Planning Activity Guide Contains:
The Activity Guide/Lesson Plans Contain:
Pre-reading Discussion Cards
2-Page Readers Theater Introduction
Anticipation Guide
Research Guides: Mountain Gorillas and Elephants
Map Study
A Vocabulary List and Activities
Read-Predict Confirm 10-Section Discussion Questions
Chapter Check-ups with Multiple Choice and Short Answer Questions
Character Studies
Words that Paint Pictures
2 Crossword Puzzles
Voice and Genre
Julia's Portfolio, Ivan's Portfolio, and A Become-an-Entrepreneur Activity
Map Study
Visualization Activities
Transitions and Turning Points, a Cloze Activity
Circus Research and Expository Writing Activity
Sequencing Strips
Cartooning an Event
The Principle of the Thing: An Animal's Voice, A Cryptogram
Comparing Books: The One and Only Ivan and Home of the Brave
Writing Prompts
Answer Pages;
Plus, a BONUS Interactive Jeopardy-type Game







*************************

The One and Only Ivan is one of the 26 literature guides in Growing Young Americans. While you can purchase the individual literature guides for about $12.95, if you order Growing Young Americans, you can get the entire collection in a spiral-bound book with CD and site license for one school and pay less than $2 a unit in the collection!


Order Now!


*************************

Background music: Our original version of "The Vienna Waltz"

More Award-Winning Books for 2013-2014


Bu
y The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate NOW!
Interdisciplinary Learning Units for Grades 3-8 are available
in the Kids Wings collection: 

Search:
Keywords:
Amazon Logo

Your purchases through  the Kids Wings and Amazon Links help to keep our website doors open!

Disclaimer: The links here have been scrutinized for their grade and age appropriateness; however, contents of links on the World Wide Web change continuously. It is advisable that teachers and parents review all links before allowing student use. Please contact us immediately if you find any inappropriate

Contact Us     Home    Bookstore     Integrated Curriculum      Build Character    

Order Kids' Wings Materials 

 


Kids' Wings® has created outstanding activities for each novel, units which provide the latest in integrated curriculum.

Your purchases through  the Kids Wings Bookstore and Amazon Links help to keep our website doors open!

Your purchases through this website help keep our website doors open to you free of charge. It is our pleasure to create literature guides that encourage children to love reading and which make teaching easier and more fun. If you would like to order novels or picture books, please click on our titles that are links which will take you directly from us to Amazon for your purchase.

Disclaimer: The links here have been scrutinized for their grade and age appropriateness; however, contents of links on the World Wide Web change continuously. It is advisable that teachers and parents review all links before allowing student use. Please contact us immediately if you find any inappropriate links.


SMDisclaimer: Texas Bluebonnet AwardSM is a service mark of the Texas Library Association, which is in no way affiliated with Kids' Wings or Suzy Red. Use of the Texas Bluebonnet Award mark in these materials does not imply any endorsement of any kind on behalf of the Texas Library Association. The Texas Bluebonnet Book Master ListSM was selected by the Texas Bluebonnet Award Committee of the Texas Library Association

 

 

© 2013, Suzy Red, Lockhart, Texas
All Rights Reserved