The One and Only Ivan Novel Study Reading Comprehension

The One and Only Ivan Novel Study Reading Comprehension


The One and Only Ivan Novel Study Reading Comprehension

⭐️The One and Only Ivan novel study is a complete reading comprehension guide that breaks this book into sections to build background, answer comprehension question, understand vocabulary, analyze characters and plot, and make connections.


⭐️Print and Google Slides! Google slides version integrates links and videos to build background and make connections. This easy-to use format is paperless! Print version is available in eye-catching color or black line. The print versions is set up to be an individual journal to track students progress as they read each chapter of the book.


⭐️Integrates a variety of reading and critical thinking skills. Broken down so students can complete this novel study independently, in small groups or literature circles, or as a whole class activity.



✏️Low Prep – Print and go or assign in Google Classroom, this resource is easy to use because there is virtually zero prep needed!


✏️Google Slides Format – This interactive format is perfect for classroom and distance learning. Slides are interactive and can be used as a fun and engaging exercise within the classroom or remotely.


✏️Printable- Choose color or blackline versions so each students have a personal copy of their journal.


✏️Reading Comprehension – Integrates key reading comprehension skills, character analysis, and understanding plot.


✏️Vocabulary – Direct focus of key tier two vocabulary words for each chapter.


✏️Assessments – Incorporates a short assessment for each chapter.



What’s Included?

This Novel Guide is designed to elevate your novel study in an engaging way for students. Students will work in their Novel Guide Notebook while reading the assigned novel. This novel guide can be used in multiple ways: independent work, partner work, small group work, or even summer reading.


This novel guide was created for the novel The One and Only Ivan and is divided into SIX sections:

  1. GETTING STARTED: pre-reading activities
  2. READING SECTION 1: during reading activities
  3. READING SECTION 2: during reading activities
  4. READING SECTION 3: during reading activities
  5. READING SECTION 4: during reading activities
  6. FINISHING UP: after-reading activities


Answer Key Included


This resource is suitable for any students who can read The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.


  • 3rd to 6th Grade: Independent for on-level students.


*Please note: This resource includes some links to YouTube videos, so ensure you and your students have access to YouTube. Videos are not necessary to use this resource, but provide an easy and engaging way to build background knowledge. Although great care has been taken to ensure all content is appropriate for the stated grade levels, each classroom is unique and it is recommended that teachers review all content prior to use. I recommend embedding the videos to avoid ads and other content that may be inappropriate. Instructions for embedding the videos are included and it should only take a few minutes. Also, keep in mind that any links to third-party content may be changed or removed by the content owner. All links are reviewed regularly; however, if you find a broken link, please let me know so I can update the resource accordingly.


Copyright & Terms of Use

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