Write A Short Story
"The One and Only Ivan" is a fictional book based on events that really occurred. Think of an event that is real and write a fictional short story based off the event. Read your story to the class.
The Real Ivan - A Timeline
The real Ivan’s zoo was Zoo Atlanta in Atlanta, GA. Go to zoo Atlanta’s website (http://www.zooatlanta.org/ivan) and read about the real Ivan’s life. Create a timeline that represents the real Ivan’s life and present it to the class.
Examine the cover of the book. Why do you think the illustrator chose those colors and the figures on the cover? What could they mean? Redesign the cover and create a book jacket that represents your interpretation of the book.
Experiment with Art Mediums
Experiment with drawing in different mediums (crayon, marker...
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