The One and Only Ivan

26 08 2012
This year Mrs. W’s 6th grade reading class will take part in the Global Read Aloud reading a book called The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.
We will be starting our literacy journey October 1st and enjoying the novel for at least 4 weeks! Here is a link to the book’s wiki page.
For now enjoy this incredibly heartfelt book trailer…

After viewing the book trailer, what are your impressions and predictions? What do you already know about silverback gorrillas? What do you hope to learn?
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27 responses to “The One and Only Ivan”

    31 08 2012
      Olivia (16:29:21) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs.W,
    My predictions are that Ivan will protect a baby elephant and then Ivan will either get hurt, die, or get shipped to another circus. I don’t know anything about silver-back gorilla’s. I hope to learn that it’s important to take care of somebody even if their not like you, or that if you don’t know something you should still care for them if their down.
    Sincerely,
    Olivia

      4 09 2012
        Michele (16:59:07) :     Reply

      Dear Mrs.w

      I am predicting that The one and only Ivan is about a gorilla named Ivan that lives in a circus and he is the main act,but he is lonely and does not have a friend.Then one day a elephant joins in the circus and Ivan see’s that the elephant is scared and alone.Ivan decides that he will become his friend,but instead they become family.In the end Ivan dies,the elephant dies,or the elephant moves to a new circus when it is all grown up.
      Sincerely,
      Michele

    1 09 2012
      George (11:49:40) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs.Woronec,
    I think that the gorilla is going to protect the elephant.I don’t know anything about silver back gorillas.I hope to learn about what will happen in the story when the gorilla is protecting the elephant.
    Sincerely,
    George

    3 09 2012
      Sidney (21:40:18) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs. W,
    I think Ivan will make a bond with the elephant. I hope the elephant will rejoin with his family. The only thing I know about Silver Back gorillas is they are big. I would like to learn why he is protecting the elephant.
    Sincerely,
    Sidney

    4 09 2012
      michael (08:50:20) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs.W,
    My impressions for this book is that i will realy like it.My predictions are that Ivan will start protecting the elephant seen in the trailer.I know that gorillas are really big, but I hope to learn more about gorillas and maybe elephants.I cant wait to read this book.
    Sincerely,
    Michael

    4 09 2012
      Carole (16:26:16) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs. Woronec,
    I also think that the gorilla will protect the elephant.I don’t know anything about
    silver back gorillas.But I hope to learn about them.I wonder what will happen to
    the gorilla,and if it will be able to protect the elephant.
    Sincerely,
    Carole

    4 09 2012
      ian (16:28:41) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs. W,
    I think that the gorilla will protect the elephant like the elephant is apart of his family. The story looks kinda sad. I think it looks sad because the gorilla has been there for 9,000 plus days. I am looking forward to reading the book.
    Sincerely,
    Ian

    4 09 2012
      Hana (16:41:24) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs. Woronec
    I think that this book is going to be about a gorilla that has a friend which is a
    baby elephant and they get seperated and the gorilla doesn’t like it at all.The only thing I know about Silverback gorillas is that they live in the rainforest.

    Sincerely,
    Hana

    4 09 2012
      joshua (17:32:45) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs. Woronec,
    I think the elephant will probably die from a show. I know nothing about silver back gorillas. I want to know what they eat , drink , and how they survive.
    Sincerely,
    Joshua

    4 09 2012
      Pauline (17:46:53) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs. Woronec, I think that Ivan is going to have nobody at first and then he will find the lonely elephant and end up becoming his best friend and they will protect each other. I don’t know anything about siverback gorillas but I hope to learn a whole bunch about them. I hope to learn that friendship is really important no matter what kind of animal or type of person you are and that no matter how hard you look for something or someone NEVER give up. Sincerely, Pauline

    4 09 2012
      lucia (18:03:54) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs. Woronec,
    I think that the book will be about a silver back gorilla that is in a circus. Silver back gorillas are supposed to protect their family but this gorilla doesn’t have anyone to protect so he turns to a elephant and protects him or her.
    I dont know anything about silver back gorillas but that they are supposed to protect thier family. I hope to learn more about them.
    Sincerely,
    Lucia

    4 09 2012
      dominique (18:28:48) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs.W

    I think the baby elephant will be teased and laughed at.
    Then Ivan will stop that. I have a feeling that I will really like
    this book. I know nothing about silverback gorillas, but I hope
    to find out.

    Sincerely,
    Dominique

    4 09 2012
      Alec (20:32:33) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs.W,

    I think its about a gorilla that was lonely and a elephant joined the circus the baby elephant was teased and was made fun of. I think Ivan will help the elephant. I think I would like this book and I know nothing about silverback gorillas but I hope I learn something about them.
    Sincerely,
    Alec

    4 09 2012
      Mylee (20:49:39) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs.W,
    I predict that the gorilla will take care of the little elephant, and they will be best friends.Although I do not know about silver back gorillas, but I really want to learn about them a lot.
    Sincerely, Mylee.

    4 09 2012
      MichAel (21:23:17) :     Reply

    Dear, Mrs.W

    I think The One and Only Ivan will be about a silver back gorilla that had been there for a long time.The silver back gorilla will finally get to take care and have to protect a baby elephant.

    Sincerely,
    Ivan

    5 09 2012
      Kaileah:) (06:52:30) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs.w,

    My predictions for this book is that in the beginning the gorrilla will be protecting his family but, he hurts somebody and is taken, ripped apart from his family. Then after those years… after he’s been stuck being all alone.. there is a poor baby lady baby elephant that they force to entertain and the gorrilla treats him as family. Loves him. (:

    Sincerely,
    Kaileah:)

    5 09 2012
      Natasha (07:32:35) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs.W,
    I do not know any thing on silver back gorillas. I think that the gorilla will go to a different circus. what impressed me was the person helped the gorilla.

    Sincerely,
    Natasha

    5 09 2012
      Nathaniel (08:47:23) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs. W,

    I think the gorilla will protect the elephant and I really want to learn about silver backs.

    Sincerely,
    Nathaniel

    5 09 2012
      Audrey :3 (08:53:36) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs.Woronec,

    I don’t know a thing about silver back gorillas, but I’d like to learn about them! I think that maybe the elephant will become the best act of the circus.
    Sincerely,
    Audrey :3

    5 09 2012
      anissa (08:55:36) :     Reply

    Dear Mr.s W,
    I think Ivan is going to save the elephant. After something happens involving the elephant I think something bad will happen to Ivan. I really don’t know anything about silver back gorillas, but I really hope to learn about them.

    Sincerely,
    Anissa Gomez

    5 09 2012
      Maegan (12:19:02) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs. Woronec,

    My impression of this book is that it looks like a story about two animals that become friends. I predict that the Gorilla will protect the elephant. I don’t know anything about Silver-back gorillas except they are a member of the gorilla family. What I want to learn is what happens at the end. I think that one of the animals will die, or both. Because it looks like one of those books that has a sad but at the same time happy ending. That is what I think about the book.

    Your student,
    Maegan

    5 09 2012
      garret (12:20:08) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs.Woronec,

    I think that the book will be about a circus gorilla that has to protect a baby elephant so he doesn’t get shipped away or killed.No I don’t know anything about silver-back gorilla.I hope to learn why they are called silver-back gorilla’s.

    Sincerely,
    Garret

    5 09 2012
      patrick (12:51:22) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs.Woronec,
    I predict that the one and only Ivan is going to take care of the elephant. I know a silverback gorrilla weighs over 500 pounds. I want to learn what the gorrilla is going to do at the end.

    Sincerely,
    Patrick Langan

    5 09 2012
      odalys (17:04:12) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs. Woronec,
    I am predicting that the story The One and Only Ivan is about a circus gorilla that is very lonely and that one day a baby elephant comes to the circus.
    Then Ivan has to take care of him so nothing bad ever happens to the elephant, because he is very lonely and silver back gorillas are suppose to take care of of their family. Since Ivan doesn’t have a family he takes care of the elephant. No, I don’t know anything about silver back gorillas. I would like to learn more about Ivan and silver back gorillas.

    Sincerely, Odalys

    10 09 2012
      cody (16:34:03) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs.Woronec,
    My prediction about The One and Only Ivan will be about a silver back gorilla that finds the new elephant at a circus and takes care of it because he didn’t have a family when he was a baby. I don’t know anything about silver back gorillas.
    Sincerely,
    Cody

    12 09 2012
      Lily (12:28:32) :     Reply

    I’ve read that book before. I really liked it. I hope you do too.

    16 09 2012
      Jadelynn (22:00:24) :     Reply

    Dear Mrs.W,
    I think that this is going to be about a gorilla will pertect a baby elephant and they become a family. I dont know anything about the silver back gorillas but I would like to know everything about them.
    Sincerely,
    Jadelynn

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