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The One and Only Ivan

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The One and Only Ivan will tug at your heartstrings while enriching vocabularies and extending your reading of this powerful historical fiction animal rescue as told by a silverback gorilla. It includes 50 pages of activities and an interactive Jeopardy-type game. The activities are perfect for paired, group, or whole class study. This Kids Wings unit provides mastery learning and lesson planning and handouts or projection on your SmartBoard!

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


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