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Rigorous Reading: In-Depth Guides for Great Literature: The One and Only Ivan

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The guides in the Rigorous Reading series aim to transform the reading of a great novel into a journey of discovery for students. This in-depth guide has been written specifically for Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan. The lessons and activities have been structured and scaffolded to maximise the experience of reading and teaching this novel. To prepare students for their reading of The One and Only Ivan, teachers utilise the novel information and pre-reading activities. Included in this section is information about The One and Only Ivan and its author, along with activities designed to acclimate students to the themes and/or concepts present in the book they are about to read.

The guides in the Rigorous Reading series aim to transform the reading of a great novel into a journey of discovery for students.

This in-depth guide has been written specifically for Katherine Applegate's The One and Only Ivan. The lessons and activities have been structured and scaffolded to maximise the experience of reading and teaching this novel. To prepare students for their reading of The One and Only Ivan, teachers utilise the novel information and pre-reading activities. Included in this section is information about The One and Only Ivan and its author, along with activities designed to acclimate students to the themes and/or concepts present in the book they are about to read.

This resource provides activities that help foster comprehension and reinforce knowledge of literary elements as students read The One and Only Ivan. These section activities allow students the opportunity to process short sections of The One and Only Ivan individually, laying a strong foundation for their ability to engage more deeply with the chapters to come. For each section of The One and Only Ivan, students will complete individual and collaborative activities that encourage close reading, referencing textual evidence and drawing their own conclusions about the text.

Additionally, this resource provides students with another avenue through which they can reflect on recurring literary elements while also connecting personally with The One and Only Ivan. Each student maintains his or her own Interactive Novel Log, using it as a way to consider and then reconsider various aspects of The One and Only Ivan.

Upon completion of The One and Only Ivan, students can synthesise their ideas about The One and Only Ivan by completing several individual and/or collaborative post-reading activities. This section of the resource includes such larger assignments as group projects and essay assignments.

Vocabulary lists are provided for each section of The One and Only Ivan, along with suggestions for ways to teach vocabulary during reading and after completing The One and Only Ivan. At the end of this guide, an answer key is provided for activities that require specific answers.

  • Karen McRae

    Karen McRae

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Additional Information

SKU TCR4926
ISBN 9781760564926
Publish date 16/10/2017
ascd video No