This is a close reading guide to the book Fish In A Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. It is a beautiful book in which Ally Nickerson, a sixth grader, who has been in seven schools in seven years, finds more solace in the principal's office than in the classroom. Reading and writing make school very difficult for Ally to make friends and tolerate school in general. Along comes Mr. Daniels, Ally's new teacher. Mr. Daniels cracks the code to Ally's difficulties in school. With the right support, Ally finally blossoms. This is a MUST READ for any fourth through seventh grade classroom.
As close reading is such an important part of the Common Core, students need to be taught to be analytic as they read texts. This unit includes close reading sections, chapter-by-chapter vocabulary, a chapter-by-chapter summary, and discussion questions (for each chapter). I have used this unit with gifted grade four all the way through grade 8. I have used this unit in special education as well as regular education classrooms, and it has been successful across the board. It includes everything you need! There are chapter summaries, vocabulary activities, class discussion questions, and close reading selections for each chapter. I have used the questions for homework, classwork, or just as a springboard for class discussions and literature circles. Please feel free to ask questions before your purchase. AND...don't forget to leave feedback. It's like free TPT money!