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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The One and Only Ivan/ FREEBIE Activities

Looking for The One and Only Ivan activities?  Here are two I created for our homeschool book club. Download the free printables! Also read my book review.

ACTIVITY  #1/ WHAT IS A GOOD PLACE FOR A WILD ANIMAL? Children ponder Stella's thoughts about a "good zoo". The next step is to write about a good zoo habitat for either a gorilla or elephant. And lastly, students illustrate their habitat and label each important part of their "wild cage".

The One and Only Ivan Creative Writing & Illustration Activity via homeschooling-rocks.blogspot.com
Creative Writing and Illustration/ The One and Only Ivan Activity

ACTIVITY #2/ LIVING BY PRINCIPLES
Julia and George had a conversation about principles, or doing what you know is right. Students choose a character who stood by their principles, citing examples and consequences.

The One and Only Ivan Writing Activity via homeschooling-rocks.blogspot.com
Living by Principles/ The One and Only Ivan Activity

If you enjoy these activities, please drop me a note! I'd love to hear about all the fun you and your child had ;)


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Fascinating Gorilla Facts via The Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Gorilla Doctors:  Saving Endangered Great Apes, a Scientists in the Field book 

Ivan in his mall enclosure (via Urban Gorilla)
Ivan in his habitat at the Atlanta Zoo


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