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The One and Only Ivan
The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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Winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller, 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. Having spent 27 years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home, and his art, through new eyes. The One and Only Ivan was hailed as a best book of the year by Kirkus, School Library Journal, and Amazon, demonstrating it is a true classic in the making. In the tradition of timeless stories like Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create Ivan's unforgettable first-person narration in a story of friendship, art, and hope. An author's note depicts the differences between the fictional story and true events. Supports the Common Core State Standards
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Soubhiville
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I finished this sweet #kidlit book this morning. Igor supervised. I liked Ivan‘s artistic nature, and his little friend Bob, the tiny dog who was determined not to be domesticated. 🦍🐕🐘
#CatsOfLitsy #WithAnimals

alysonwrites Too cute! Igor is picture perfect. 😸 1w
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This was wonderful! So sad and yet full of love and hope.

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Soubhiville
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Here‘s my #LittenLoveBingo choice for “inspired by #PetsOfLitsy”. It‘s also a #BlameItOnLitsy purchase, since I‘ve seen so many posts with people loving it here! I picked it up at a library booksale sometime last year. Sietje supports reading about animals 🐕🦍🐘
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Erofan Great book! 👍 Cutie puppy! ❤🐶 2w
OriginalCyn620 Cute pup! 🐶❤️ 2w
Melwilk I love that book! 2w
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BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼💜💜💜 2w
bookandbedandtea I just started reading this last night! Cute doggie you have. 😊 2w
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Here‘s my #popjar (please ignore the dust 🙈) #24b4Monday

Moony What a wonderful popjar! 4w
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I‘d encourage parents and teachers to check out this beautifully written children‘s book, inspired by a real gorilla that lived in a Tacoma, Washington shopping mall for 27 years. Although at times the story is very sad (gently but honestly dealing with the death, neglect and abuse of animals) it is a wonderful and ultimately triumphant tale of compassion and love for all creatures. #childrensliterature #awardwinning #newberrymedal

rretzler My boys and I absolutely loved this book! 1mo
rachelk @rretzler ❤️🦍 1mo
Suet624 A sweet book. 1mo
rachelk @Suet624 Yes 🙂 1mo
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Airykah13
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1) The One and Only Ivan, The Last Second, World Without End, and Alligator Candy
2) Kingdom of Ash
3) Blue
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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thebluestocking
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This is a remarkable book about how we treat animals. This was my second time reading this aloud to my kid, and we both liked it even more the second time around.

bookseller_cate Apparently Angelina Jolie‘s children love this book so much, she‘s optioned the film rights. 😊📚 1mo
thebluestocking @bookseller_cate Thats cool! I think a movie would be interesting. 1mo
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This (F) John Newbery award winner is a tear jerker! Its about a silverback gorilla who lives his life in a cage at a mall. This novel would be wonderful for a LC because it would benefit students using UDL strategies 3.4 Maximize transfer and generalization and ESOL 36. ask HOT questions to compare and contrast ethical issues. This website is great for resources and information for the LC discussions http://theoneandonlyivan.com  #LAE3414sp19

KAdudu I read this book for LC. It was amazing! 2mo
hkeiger I love The One and Only Ivan! It is such a great LC pick and I think a lot of students would love and relate to it. The website is a great resource. 2mo
mluter I need to read this book! I have loved hearing what everyone has had to say about it and am definitely going to make reading this a priority! 2mo
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The One and Only Ivan is an F book that was based on a true story about a gorilla and a baby elephant who lived in the mall where they put on a show for the humans. This book will make you tear up as you read! It‘s a great read overall. My favorite book at the moment! This book has won the Newbery Medal and is soon to be a movie for everyone to enjoy! Just bring tissues!!

Author: Katherine Applegate
Illustrator: Patricia Castelao

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ally11301 https://media.btsb.com/TitleLessonPlans/597.pdf This website is great because it is a teaching guide with multiple discussion questions to do in the classroom after their reading! There are also 5 activities that can be fun and helpful for the students. This book is best read as an IR. (edited) 2mo
ally11301 An ESOL strategy that aligns with the book would be #36 because this book as well as the resource I used allows students to create a higher thinking by answering higher-level questions. 2mo
ally11301 An UDL that aligns to the book would be 3.2 because it highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships throughout the story. 2mo
audrey.wilson So many people adore this book, I must read it! I like your choice of UDL, 3.2 is a great one. (edited) 2mo
DrSpalding This was discussed in class at length… Sounds like you have convinced peers to read it with your post. 1mo
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The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate is an incredible F novel of a silverback gorilla, Ivan. Ivan and his friends at The Big Top Mall face harsh conditions and harsh realities. It is up to Ivan to help not only himself, but his new little elephant friend as well. #lae3414sp19

jessicabaksh UDL principle 3.2 fits well with this novel because it talks about critical features, big ideas, and relationships and ESOL strategy 36 fits with this because the novel leaves room to ask high level thinking questions 2mo
WoodsKatie This is truly one of my favorite books I‘ve read this semester. I think students should read it and connect with it. Discuss what is important and why? Could this be possible? Great for LC!!!! Great post! 2mo
MNelson98 I am really interested in reading this book. I just added it to my list. Great post! 2mo
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The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate and illustrated by Patricia Cartelao, is a heartwarming (F) story from a perspective of a silverback gorilla. Ivan‘s home is at a mall off of I-95 and has Stella the Elephant and Bob the dog as friends. They were all taken away from their families and are in a subpar environment but it‘s really all they know.

WoodsKatie They are introduced to Ruby and, soon after, Ivan starts fighting for a better life for them both. With the help of the maintenance man and his daughter who pay closer attention to the animals than the owner, who is there to make money and market everything the animals do, Ivan fights for a better life for the animals. (Seriously, you‘ll cry) 2mo
WoodsKatie Ivan won a Newbery Award and it is well deserving. Students who are in grades 5-12 can enjoy this story as an LC. This book satisfies UDL guidelines 8.1 and 9.2 as well as ESOL strategies 5 and 8. I found a teaching guide on how to teach this book, included with guided questions and extension activities. https://media.btsb.com/TitleLessonPlans/597.pdf#LAE3414sp19 2mo
sydneydaniels I read this as my individual reading. What a great book! 2mo
DrSpalding We love Ivan! I would absolutely use this as a literature circle and I believe you are correct that it goes far beyond the elementary level 1mo
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The One and Only Ivan is a F book by Katherine Applegate that received a Newbery Medal. This book is about Ivan, a Silverback Gorilla, and his other animal friends stuck in cages at a mall, not knowing what it‘s like to love a normal life. This book is definitely for children in around the 4th grade. I think this book should be read as a LC so your students can talk about their feelings from the book and what they think will happen next.

taywise393 This link https://media.btsb.com/TitleLessonPlans/597.pdf provides discussion questions that I think would be great for students in their LC groups. Some ESOL accommodations are 2 and 10 because of the cooperation in small group settings. Some UDL principles are 6.1 & 6.2. Students being able to set their goals within the book will make them more attainable. #LAE3414SP19 2mo
KAdudu I just recently finished reading this book, it was amazing and would for sure recommend everyone to read. 2mo
DrSpalding That is the best resource you could have hyperlinked. I am happy you enjoyed this read! 2mo
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SofiaRoselli
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I would use this realistic fiction novel in my classroom for a literature circle. The book has won the sunshine State young readers award. This novel is about Ivan, and easy-going gorilla. He lives at the exit 8 big top mall, he has a custom to being watched by humans in his glass cage. He barely thinks about his past life in the jungle, rather, he spends his time thinking about his friends Stella and Bob.

SofiaRoselli This is a great lesson plan to use in your classroom for the book. It provides standards, resources, modeling and extension activities. This lesson plan includes background knowledge which covers you UDL 3.1. I would be using ESOL strategy 2 by placing students in literature circles as a small group.
http://www.flreads.org/Book_Award/extensions/Ivan_files/Ivan.pdf
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DrSpalding Awesome book! Wrong #! LAE3414sp19 is correct. 2mo
DrSpalding Wonderful resource from a quality source. When animals speak in a book, it cannot be considered realistic fiction. What would the correct genre be? 2mo
hkeiger Huge fan of the One and Only Ivan!! Thank you for the lesson plan! Looks great :) 2mo
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If you need a good cry, go pick up this jewel. This Newbery Award winning F story is such a great story of friendship between a beloved gorilla and elephant living in a strip mall. There are so many other great characters in this story who develop the amazing and heartfelt story of life in the strip mall! Your 4th and 5th graders will love hearing a story told from a gorilla, which is why this would definitely be a great LC choice! #LAE3414sp19

SofiaRoselli I also used this book!! It was such a great one. I definitely got emotional throughout the book as well. I feel like this would be a perfect book for my future classroom. 2mo
DrSpalding Several of your peers, of course have read this book and I am sure you are not alone regarding the crying! Remember that you must cite a resource and align universal design and English learner principles for full credit. 2mo
melindamcmullen84 https://media.btsb.com/TitleLessonPlans/597.pdf This site is a 4 page lesson plan and is wonderful! I could see a ton of small group discussions happening. UDL 9.3 is great for LCs-making sure they stay accountable! ESOL 2, 7 and 10 will work great for small groups! 2mo
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mluter I‘m making reading this book a priority of mine before the movie comes out! 2mo
Ms.Bursey I just finished this book and I have to say I enjoyed every second of it ! 2mo
LaGasseSam1996 I loved this book! I think students would enjoy reading it in a LC. 2mo
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“The One and Only Ivan” is a Caldecott Award winning piece of modern fantasy (F). This tells the story of a gorilla named Ivan who is stuck in a small, inadequate cage at indoor mall. This book follows his and his friends heartwarming journey towards escape. This would definitely be a good literature circle book (LC). #LAE3414sp19

wmaxflowers Lesson Plan:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Comprehension-Exam-The-One-And-Only-...
This lesson plan would align well with UDL principle 3.2 and ESOL 44.
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This F Caldecott winner is a great addition to any classroom as an IR. Inspired by the true story of a gorilla who spent 30 years alone in a cage at an indoor zoo in a mall, this beautiful book imagines what that gorilla might have felt and said about his life. These unforgettable characters overflow with pain and love in an ultimately hopeful story about the healing power of art. UDL9.1 would work well to set expectations for independent reading.

kkimmelman ESOL 43 could work well to have students underline important facts as they read through the text. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Comprehension-Exam-The-One-And-Only-... This lesson plan testing comprehension could ensure students are grasping the important details of the book. #LAE3414sp19 2mo
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MGrace15
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The Newbury medal seal says it all. The One And Only Ivan (F) is a novel written by Katherine Applegate. It follows Ivan, a silverback gorilla, who lives his life day to day in his domain. However his domain isn‘t what you think it would be. His domain is a cage in a mall off of a highway. Although he cannot do much, he makes the most of it with his friends ranging from a baby elephant to a little girl. Highly recommend!
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MGrace15 The separate chapters or sections make this a great LC or IR book. UDL 3.2 Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. ESOL strategy 50. For content comprehension use a variety of comprehension activities, such as; strip stories, KWL activities, SQ3R, learning logs, role playing activities, close strategy, etc. 2mo
MGrace15 https://media.btsb.com/TitleLessonPlans/597.pdf by the publisher Harper provides an awesome discussion guide for the book. 2mo
kelseymccormick @MGrace15 I read this book independently for Dr.Spading‘s class, such a good book! Additionally, including the publishers website is an awesome resource for activities. Great post! (edited) 2mo
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MGrace15 @kelseymccormick Thank you! 2mo
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ha_kaye
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🦍🐘🐕If you love books like Charlotte‘s Web or The Cricket in Times Square, in the sense that there is an animal narrator, Katherine Applegate‘s The Only and Only Ivan is for you. This 2013 Newbery Award winning F book is inspired by the true story of a silverback gorilla named Ivan who lived in a cage at a mall for 27 years. This book deals with heavy topics like animal rights, neglect, and death. #LAE3414sp19

ha_kaye The One and Only Ivan would make a good LC or RA. I feel like with the topics that this book entails, students need to hear how others reacted it. This link would be great for either teaching strategy since it provides discussion questions, extension activities, and an informational piece on Ivan. https://media.btsb.com/TitleLessonPlans/597.pdf 2mo
ha_kaye UDL principle 8.3, foster collaboration and community, works with both teaching strategies since students would be coming together to talk about The One and Only Ivan. EL strategy 19 would work well with both an LC or RA because they would (ideally) be held at the same time every day. 2mo
giont I want to read this book! The resource you shared for it is great! LC‘s is a great choice, it‘s always better to have peers to discuss the book with :) thanks for sharing! 2mo
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ha_kaye @giont Thank you! 💛 2mo
kennedimartin This book is definitely on my “to be read” pile! I‘m glad you enjoyed it, and I agree, the resource your shared looks like there are a few lessons that can support young readers as they try to connect to the story. Thanks for sharing :) 2mo
taywise393 This book was awesome and I would love to do this book as a read aloud and read a couple of chapters a day with the class. Thanks for sharing :) 2mo
kkimmelman Great book! I chose it for my independent reader! I can‘t wait to one day share it with my class...and see the movie!! 2mo
ha_kaye Thank you both 💛 @taywise393 @kkimmelman 2mo
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Read for children's lit class. This book endearingly portrays Ivan the silverback gorilla as he attempts to save baby elephant Ruby from being trapped in the roadside attraction/mall her whole life. With child Julia's help, Ivan gets the art materials he needs to get the humans' attention. Thoughtful about the depth of animal thoughts and emotions and the nature of humanity.

PopSugar Reading Challenge 2019: a novel based on a true story

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This Newbery Medal winning F novel is a beautiful story that takes a heartwarming spin on a real gorilla. Applegate gives new life to Ivan, & creates many touching friends for him along the way. This novel may be used to help discuss topics like animal cruelty & equality. This book would be great to use for a LC! The lesson plan included contains discussion questions for students as well as great ways to connect this story to real life issues!

claireherman UDL Principal that provides options for Comprehension 3.2 Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. 2mo
claireherman ESOL Strategy 2. Promote cooperation in small groups & 27. Highlight written materials for readability by enlarging the size print, by organizing chapters meaningfully, and by writing headings that show introductions or transition from one idea to another. This book would be great for ESOL students because we could relate it to moving to a new place, or feeling left out amongst peers! 2mo
DrSpalding Thoughtful English learner comments. 1mo
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KAdudu
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The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Apple Gate (MF) is a must read. This story focus on a gorilla name Ivan who is enclosed in a domain where humans come to watch him daily. He soon meets a new friend name Ruby, a baby elephant who brings about unpredictable change. This book aligns with UDL 2.1 and 3.1; clarifying vocabulary and symbols, activating or suppling background knowledge. #lae3414sp19

KAdudu Use EL strategy 4; linking lesson topic to student‘s prior knowledge. Also, here is a great resource to use alongside the book https://media.btsb.com/TitleLessonPlans/597.pdf 2mo
DrSpalding I am excited for you to be able to talk about this book with others that have read it next week. Nice job aligning the appropriate principles and strategies. (edited) 2mo
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Finished this today. When I asked if the kids liked it they both said yes, but then said it was sad too. My daughter talked about, Stella's death and cutting off gorilla hands as parts that were the saddest. My son also wants to keep Bob. I loved sharing this with my kids.

rretzler Loved that book! 😀 2mo
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Rissa1
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Art while I read to them. We were having a bad day, so I made them express their feeling with color. #homeschoollife #homeschool #art #listeningskills.

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Modern Fantasy. I absolutely adore novels told in alternative styles other than just traditional prose. The verse style telling makes you feel like you are sitting with Ivan which is an incredible feeling to get from a novel. This is definitely one I‘ll want to continue reading.

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cjegolden99
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The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate and illustrations by Patricia Castelao, 2012. This is a wonderful work of fiction based on a real life story. Told in a verse like style, the story flows as though Ivan is really telling it. It feels like you are there with him and he‘s telling you what‘s happening. It‘s absolutely fantastic and while it is fantasy, it feels absolutely real.

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“A real chest beating send the whole jungle running, as if the sky has broken open, as if men with guns are near.”

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I love how this book has simple yet detailed illustrations scattered among the pages.

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This book was written in 2012 and published by Harper Collins Publishers. It is a story about a gorilla named Ivan who is satisfied with his life living in a zoo. However, he meets a baby elephant who is new to the zoo and she opens Ivan‘s eyes to their home and shows him a new side to life.

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“Ruby‘s safe”

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This is an animal book. It‘s about Ivan who is a gorilla. He lives at the exit 8 big top mall and video arcade. He likes that people watch him through the window glass and barley misses the jungle. He then later meets ruby baby‘s elephant who helps him see their home in the jungle.

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Newbery Medal winning F Book based on a true story of Ivan, a gorilla held in a mall zoo for 27 years before being rescued and moved to the Atlanta Zoo following public protest. TS-LC, RA. ESOL strategies 2,3,5 promoting cooperation with small groups, encouraging self talk, and teaching technical vocabulary. Lesson- courage, humanity, friendship, and love. http://katherineapplegate.com/ LAE3414sp19

DrSpalding I love this book. Search this up in the app and see what one of your peers posted and my reply with the live WebCam where you can allow students to watch gorillas in the wild! Don‘t forget UDL and refer to the rubric each time you post! 3mo
Mmw2478 UDL principles 8.3 foster collaboration and community, 2.1 clarify vocabulary and symbols, 3.1 activate or supply background knowledge apply to this read. 3mo
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Have you ever read a book that made you want to squeeze your pets as tight as you can until they make you stop kissing them? The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (F, Newbery winner) is a tough read for animal lovers, but it‘s worth it. I brought it everywhere with me all day and cried in public but it‘s fine. It would be interesting to see how students felt after an IR. #LAE3414sp19

cwright This lesson plan (https://media.btsb.com/TitleLessonPlans/597.pdf) asks readers how they felt, analyzes the parallels between the events in the book and the reality of Ivan, and more, supplying and unearthing tons of background knowledge (UDL 3.1, ESOL 4). (edited) 3mo
CoffeeNBooks Gorgeous cat! Welcome to Litsy! 📚 3mo
Louise Welcome to our bookish community! Be forewarned: your TBR list is about to grow exponentially! 😂 3mo
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"The One and Only Ivan" by Katherine Applegate and illustrations by Patricia Castelao (F) is a beloved book by all who read it. This story follows the diary-like entries of Ivan the silver-back gorilla as he remembers, thinks, finds/loses hope, and sometimes replaces facts with blind Faith. The strongest of resolves, to not feel, or even cry for Ivan and his friends, will break under the majesty that is Ivan's relationships. #Lae3414sp19

dayuso1 ELL: Provide students with additional support with audio/visual movement (sounds a gorilla makes, what a gorilla acts like).. UDL: 3.2 highlight the patterns of the day by day of Ivan, notice the relationships he has with his friends, and talk about bigger ideas around the topic.. Online Resource: https://youtu.be/nTzv5YUbEEg

Talks about elephants in malls and why it's a bad idea
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Newbery Award winning and #1 New York Times Best Seller (F) novel, The One and Only Ivan written by Katherine Applegate and illustrated by Patricia Castelao, is a great IR for 3rd-6th grade students. The heartwarming story is told from the point of view of Ivan, the artistic gorilla who lives in his domain at Exit 8, The Big Top Mall. At first, Ivan is content with his home; however, he becomes lonely and his opinion begins to change. #LAE3414SP19

kelseymccormick This is a great activity for if your students took a trip to the zoo! https://b0f646cfbd7462424f7a-f9758a43fb7c33cc8adda0fd36101899.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.co... The book also aligns with UDL 9.3 “develop self assessment and reflection” because Ivan, reflects on himself, his life, and others around him every day. (edited) 3mo
kelseymccormick ESOL strategy- #3 Encourage self talk (positive thinking) and #11- Place language in a meaningful context (edited) 3mo
DrSpalding Who doesn‘t love a good field trip? Cool resource. Did you know there are live WebCams you can access for your students? Check out this live gorilla WebCam site! https://explore.org/livecams/grace-gorillas/gorilla-cam 3mo
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I started and finished this one today. This is absolutely the most beautiful and heart breaking children‘s book I have read. I cried, I laughed, I felt so much sorrow and so much happiness. This is a book I will be buying for my personal collection, I loved every inch of it and I only wish I had read it sooner.

bookseller_cate One of my favourite books to recommend! 📚❤️ 3mo
Sweetkokoro @bookseller_cate Yes, this one is going to be one that I will recommend to others as well. It was so beautiful. 3mo
Erofan My daughter love this book too! It's great! 👍 3mo
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Starting this one now and so far I am already 82 pages in and my heart has been ripped apart a few times. This has been on my radar since it originally came out, so I‘m glad I‘m finally getting the chance to read it. I‘m enjoying the art through out the book as well.

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"After a long while, I grow quiet. I sit. It's hard work, being angry."

I hear you, Ivan! It's hard when lives depend on your activism!

RaimeyGallant Truth. 4mo
TheBookKeepers I loved this little book ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
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On Day 5 of being housebound because of the polar vortex, what's better than curling up with a book?

This was recommended by one of my besties, who is a school psychologist.

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“It‘s not a perfect place. …I can see that. A perfect place would not need walls.” 💔🦍🐘

Dreary, miserably cold, windy day off today. Decided to read one of my daughter‘s books for #readharder and #booked2019 Listening to the audio as well. Heartbreaking and inspiring at the same time.

Suzze I love this so much. I hope they do a good job with the movie. 4mo
4thhouseontheleft My daughter loves this book. @Suzze There‘s going to be a movie? 4mo
LaraReads @Suzze @4thhouseontheleft Yay! I had no idea about the movie either! That‘s very exciting! I looked it up just now & it made my day. I adore Sam Rockwell!! 4mo
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Someone left this book in my Sidewalk Library, I picked it up, got excited about it, and brought it into the house.

What a treasure! One of the most beautiful stories I have ever had the pleasure of reading. And the fact that it fell into my lap when I had never even heard of it?! A book nerd miracle! 😄

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jdiehr
The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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"Dad," Julia says, looking up from her homework. "You know what my favorite sign was?"

"Hmm?" George asks."Which one?"

"The one that says 'Elephants Are People Too."

Jee_HookedOnBookz Been wanting to read this book! 5mo
jdiehr @Jee_HookedOnBookz It is soooooo good! 5mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @jdiehr gahhhhh my TBR 😭😭😭 5mo
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jdiehr
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"Is that a true story?"

"I always tell the truth," Stella replies."Although I sometimes confuse the facts."

Readergrrl This book. ❤️😢❤️😢❤️😢❤️ 5mo
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jfalkens
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Very good! It was a roller coaster of emotions.
#Pickle #catbookrest #catsoflitsy #petsoflitsy
#earlychristmaspresent

Jerdencon My son loves this one! 5mo
cwarnier I'd you have never listened to the audio, do so. It fits the book perfectly. My 1st graders are listening to it right now, and loving this book. 5mo
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4thhouseontheleft
The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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It‘s been a few weeks, but I realized that I never let @Jerdencon know we received the #JuniorReaders envelope! Maya‘s book made it full circle. Oops! ☺️ Thank you!

@Mommamanzi I haven‘t heard from you in a while, I wanted to make sure your son received his book a few weeks ago (as well as the last few packages before that) for #JuniorReaders?

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Rissa1
The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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When this is the view, I have no desire to do the things I need. Going to read to the kids.

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Rissa1
The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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I am loving this! I wish I could fly through it, but I am taking my time and reading it to my 9 year old💁‍♂️ and 6 year old 🙋‍♀️

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Whitwhit
The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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Good

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🎈 7mo
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Wife
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We finished this story a few days ago. There was a lot of info that was alluded to, so I had to explain much to a 5-yr-old. It did introduce the subjects of cruelty and death, but ultimately is a story of friendship and caring.

Last night, our city police dog was killed in the line of duty. #Sassafras has met/ interacted with the dog at library events. I want to give him appropriate info, but am not sure how to handle the violent nature of it.

JennyM Oh I‘m sorry. That‘s hard for a little one to process 7mo
JoScho That is so sad and I have no advice on explaining that to a five year old 😔 7mo
TrishB So sorry 💔 mine are much older now and I can‘t really remember how I would have handled that. Both mine are very different too. Do they need to know? 7mo
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Librarianaut That is terrible!! 7mo
gradcat Breaks my heart.... 7mo
Wife @TrishB I was thinking that a first experience with a death that is more remote than a family member would be beneficial for the future. However, because of the circumstances, I don‘t know if I want to open that can of worms. 7mo
TrishB Such a tough call 💔 7mo
ReadingRover I‘m so sorry. That‘s so sad. I don‘t have children but from working at the vet & as a petsitter I always tell people to celebrate the life of their pet & all the good memories. There is a poem called the Rainbow Bridge that we give out too. You can even make a memory book. In this case because the dog was not a pet you can still do all those things but also say how brave the dog was & he was protecting people. I‘m so sorry. It won‘t be easy. 😢 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😥😥😥 7mo
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