From THE URBAN GORILLA. Produced, written & directed by Allison Argo in 1992 and narrated by Glenn Close, this award-winning film was a catalyst for Ivan's move to Zoo Atlanta. Though Ivan's story is sad one, it ultimately had a happy ending.
Ivan The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla by Katherine Applegate is a narrative non-fiction picture book. With a variety of literacy activities and a flip book, this easy to use literature unit is common core aligned for and grade.
Ivan is my favorite. Ivan, a silverback gorilla who lived for 27 years in a Tacoma, Wash., shopping mall, chews on his finger at the Atlanta Zoo in The story was the inspiration for Katherine Applegate's book The One and Only Ivan.
Your students will LOVE LOVE LOVE working on these comprehension worksheets for "The One and Only Ivan". These activities not only assess the students' comprehension of the chapter but go on to reinforce story elements, reading strategies, and the author