A Fish in a Tree Novel Guide

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396 Ratings
Free in 4th
Grade Levels
4th - 6th
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112 pages
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This is such a great resource. I used to for the first time I was teaching this novel and the guided activities are extremely helpful.
FIAT is one of my favorite novels to read with my fourth graders, and your resource is an amazing companion to the novel. I particularly love the graphic organizers! Thank you!


“Everyone is smart in different ways. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life thinking it’s stupid.”
This Novel Guide will help you track where your students are at as you unpack the rich content in this beautiful book. There are 51 fantastic chapters that showcase a variety of characters, themes and analogies.
To help the students throughout the novel, I have created Chapter Questions that are chunked for every five chapters.
The Chapter questions cover various common core standards including inference, prediction, making connections, cause and effect, sequence, visualization, summary and characterization.
There are short chapter quizzes, also chunked for every five chapters to help see which students need more support.
In addition, The Chapter Snapshot pages allow the students to draw and record the most important information for each chapter.
This book is full of amazing quotes and analogies, so I created 3 posters to display along with a quote analysis portion.
-Story Elements-
Pages 52- 77 are activities that can be completed, layered and displayed on a bulletin board in a flip book fashion OR they can be pasted into your student’s Interactive Notebooks.
These pages cover: setting, characters, traits, problem/solution, Analogy quote analysis and a few other extension activities.
Lastly, there are various Writing opportunities with Thinking Maps to help your students respond to the novel.

Common Core Standards:
RL4.1, RL4.2, RL4.3, RL4.4, L4.4, L4.5, RL5.1, RL5.2, RL5.3, RL5.4, L5.4, L5.5, RL 6.1, RL6.2, RL6.3, RL6.4, RL6.5, L6.4, L6.5, L6.6

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Total Pages
112 pages
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