Encourage critical thinking and support your students’ literacy development by asking them to analyze the main characters in Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan. Learners will use the graphic organizer to record an adjective that describes the personality of each main character in the story. They’ll include details, either paraphrased or a direct quote, from the text as evidence to support their answer. Have students complete this worksheet after they’ve read the entire novel and learned about the many traits of each character. Click “View answers” to see sample student responses. Be sure to check out the set of worksheets for The One and Only Ivan.