Fish in a Tree Abridged Novel Study: vocabulary, comprehension, writing

Gay Miller
Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
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136 pages
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Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt Novel Study contains lessons aligned to the Common Core Standards (CCSS) for grades 4-6. This abridged printable unit includes vocabulary practice, comprehension quizzes/chapter questions, and constructed response writing prompts.

Be sure to check out all three versions of Fish in a Tree Book Unit to determine which best fits your teaching style.

Version #1 -- Fish in a Tree [Lynda Mullaly Hunt] Digital + Printable Book Unit (This product contains the entire printable version + 14 Boom Decks + Activities for Google Slides.)

Version #2 -- Fish in a Tree [Lynda Mullaly Hunt] Printable Book Unit (This product contains the entire printable version.)

Version #3 -- Fish in a Tree [Lynda Mullaly Hunt] Abridged Printable Book Unit (This version contains vocabulary practice, comprehension questions, and constructed response writing.)

The printable resource includes the following:

Lesson Plans at a Glance


• Vocabulary List (26 focus words)

• Vocabulary Bookmarks

• Vocabulary Word Cards

• Vocabulary Practice Booklet (14 page booklet)

• Vocabulary Test


• 13 Comprehension Quizzes with multiple choice, sequencing, matching, and short answer


• 18 Constructed Response Writing Questions

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Total Pages
136 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.


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