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Activity Overview


The billboard on the main road plays a very important role in the story. It is how Mack attracts visitors to the Big Top Mall. For this activity, students will create their own billboard poster for the Big Top Mall. Teachers may choose to have students replicate the actual billboard from the book, recreate the billboard that Ivan made with his drawings, or create their own billboard using the correct characters. Ivan is not happy with the way he is represented, so students may choose to portray him in a different manner. In addition to the illustrations, students should include some text that sells the Big Top Mall and the animals that are there.


Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Create a billboard for the Big Top Mall.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Using appropriate illustrations, design a billboard to attract people to come to the Big Top Mall.
  3. Include words that will let people know what is at the Big Top Mall, and what the animals are like. Also be sure to include a heading and information about the attraction.
  4. Save and submit storyboard.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 4-6

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/6/1] Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/7/3] Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot)
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/8/3] Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision

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