5M students recently created some fantastic drawings of Ivan’s domain. Students included lots of details that have been mentioned throughout the novel including Ivan’s physical characteristics and the items that are in his domain.
Here are some of the best in a slideshow.
What do you admire about the drawings of Ivan’s domain?
Do you think the 5M artists have captured the world that Katherine Applegate describes?
As we read our 100th page of the text, The One and Only Ivan, let’s reflect upon the main characters, their individual identities, qualities, feelings, features and expressions that make them unique and draw us (the audience) in.
Use the poppet app to create a graphic organiser that allows you to list four main characters and key ideas and adjectives to describe them. Conclude the task by thinking of a minimum of three shared characteristics that they all have in common.
Check out some of the Tagxego word clouds that 5M made from their adjectives.
To understand the main character Ivan, research the male Western Lowland Gorilla. You are to use your iPad to both gather your information and draw upon your creative technology skills to present the research task. Yes, you can even select an appropriate app of choice to complete the final task to share with your peers. Think about the text type structure you will employ to communicate the following required facts:
Size and features
How is Ivan’s life different now that he lives in captivity? Choose one of the dot points above to guide your answer. For example – how is his diet different to the diet of a wild gorilla?