I recently re-read The One and Only Ivan. What a book!
Ivan, who is full of gorilla-wisdom, says, “Humans waste words. They toss them like banana peels and leave them to rot.”
However, the author, Katherine Applegate, doesn’t waste her words. She carefully crafts them–making them well-suited for copywork.
As I read the book, I jotted some of my favorite quotes in a journal and then turned them into The One and Only Ivan Copywork Pages for your student.
The copywork pages will provide handwriting practice as well as rich discussion points for you and your student.
What’s Included in the The One and Only Ivan Copywork?
This printable file includes eight pages of copywork for your student.
Each page includes 1-2 copywork exercises with these quotes from The One and Only Ivan:
People call me the Freeway Gorilla. The Ape at Exit 8. The One and Only Ivan, Mighty Silverback. The names are mine, but they’re not me. I am Ivan, just Ivan, only Ivan.
Humans waste words. They toss them like banana peels and leave them to rot. Everyone knows the peels are the best part.
All day, I watch humans scurry from store to store. They pass their green paper, dry as old leaves and smelling of a thousand hands, back and forth and back again. They hunt frantically, stalking, pushing, grumbling. Then they leave, clutching bags filled with things—bright things, soft things, big things—but no matter how full the bags, they always come back for more. Humans are clever indeed. They spin pink clouds you can eat. They build domains with flat waterfalls. But they are lousy hunters.
I like colorful tales with black beginnings and stormy middles and cloudless blue-sky endings. But any story will do
How to Use the The One and Only Ivan Copywork Pages
- Print the pages.
- Let your student copy one exercise each day.
- Before your student starts, read the quote together and discuss it.
- When your student finishes the entire printable pack, consider binding it or adding it to a folder for a finished portfolio of copywork.
I recommend reading the text before copying the quotes. Read, discuss, and copy. Don’t miss my discussion guide for The One and Only Ivan found in this post.
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