The One and Only Ivan Teaching Guide

Discussion questions and extension activities that promote social-emotional skills like empathy, friendship, and persistence are the primary feature of the teaching guide for the book "The One and Only Ivan." Many of the Common Core-aligned activities are research-based and can be assigned as individual or group practice, and the discussion questions are perfect as writing prompts or class participation.
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The One and Only Ivan
Author: Katherine Applegate
Illustrator: Patricia Castelao

This stirring and unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendships. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated novel is told from the point of view of Ivan himself.

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