The One and Only Ivan {Novel Study, Comprehension Questions Fan & Game Board}
The One and Only Ivan novel study contains fifteen pages of comprehension questions, sixteen pages of reading/writing printables, a higher level thinking game, a comprehension questions fan project, and background information about the real Ivan.

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 5
Reading Level: Grade level Equivalent 3.3
Lexile: 570L
Guided Reading:  S

15 Pages of Comprehension Questions

{16 Pages of Reading/Writing Printables}
*Before Reading – Table of Contents
*Setting – Ivan’s Domain
*9,845 Days Alone – Writing Prompt
*Gorillas – KWL Chart
*Great Apes – Animal Tree Map
*Examining Dialogue in Text
*Compare and Contrast Animals
*Animal Alphabet
*Five Point Summary Star
*Acrostic Poems
*Who Said It?
*Animal Vocabulary
*Attribute Web
*Mood in Literature
*Understanding Theme

{Higher Level Thinking Comprehension Questions Fan/Game Board}
After reading the novel, students will get to play a game where they answer higher level thinking questions. Included in this novel study are five different game boards and two spinners. The game boards and comprehension questions fan can be used with any novel. The comprehension fan contains 34 questions focusing on the following topics:
*Story Elements

{The True Story of Ivan the Gorilla}
Students will also learn about the gorilla that inspired the fictional novel called The One and Only Ivan.

Happy Learning!

Renee Smalley
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Created: Aug 18, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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