Character Analysis -click image to enlarge
Global Read Aloud Project 2012
CCSS Reading Rubric
Monday: Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences
Tuesday: Team Review Questions
Design Thinking: Wordles for Ivan Poem; Choice of Questions
Dot Day Award -- Use Google Presentation
Third Week (p. 118-206)
Mon,Tues 10/15/12: Character Analysis
When and why does Ivan’s feelings about “domains” change?
Why is this important to the story?
10a Discuss the importance of memory in this story.
10b How does Ivan’s perception change when he begins to remember more of his own history?
10c What are his most vivid memories?
10d What was Ivan’s name in the forest?
10e Why is it important for him to remember his name and his life as a baby gorilla?
11a What is the turning point in the story?
11b When does Ivan start to believe that he will be able to help Ruby, and perhaps himself as well?
11c What events come together to change Ivan’s acceptance of the situation and to help him grow into his own strength and wisdom?
11d How do you know he is changing?Thurs: Letter Format
What would Ivan write to Mack?
Second Week (p.79-117)
Introductions Through ______
Questions 7 8 9
7) Discuss Ruby’s story about the humans who rescued her in the jungle (pp. 101-104). What does this story tell us about some humans?
8) What is Ivan’s initial reaction to the arrival of Ruby? Compare Ruby’s arrival with that of a new baby in a human household. How does her arrival affect all the other animals at the mall? When and why do Ivan’s feelings about Ruby change?
9) Why does Ivan promise Stella that he will take care of Ruby when he knows how hard it will be to keep that promise? How does Ivan know that Stella is gone before anyone else does?
Catch Up -- Comment
Mr Ross's Questions
Use your sticky notes to write
a poem for Ivan
Create and explain a wordle
Wordle Design Thinking
Evidence: It's Elementary
First week (Pg. 1-78)
What do you know?
The Mountain Gorilla
Touched by a Mountain Gorilla
Gorilla Research Center
The Encounter BackStory
The Gorilla Family