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This comprehensive book unit is for the 2013 Newbery Award winning novel by Katherine Applegate. Based on a true story, it is a heartwarming, fictionalized story of a gorilla who was captured and kept in a shopping mall circus for 27 years. Appropriate with studies of animal endangerment and treatment of animals. Common Core related activities include comprehension questions, cause and effect, character development and multiple writing activities.
Enhances vocabulary and comprehension for Jon Klassen's 2013 Caldecott winner about a fish who steals a hat. Includes art appreciation questions, along with creative writing and art activities.