Fish in a Tree Activities: "After You Read" Novel Study Companion

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  1. Check out this TWO PART bundle to help you get the most out of the amazing novel, Fish in a Tree! Part 1: A full novel study complete with teaching points, comprehension questions, and so much more!Part 2: An "After you read" companion to provide even more opportunities for comprehension, discuss
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Have you read "Fish in a Tree" yet? You must! I actually have TWO resources for this amazing novel. A full novel study and THIS one, a great set of activities to use AFTER you read the book. Want to know more? Read on!

There are so many ways to use Fish in a Tree to teach deep reading comprehension and so much more. I have a full novel unit which provides teaching points and comprehension questions and response activities to use AS YOU READ.

If YOU need a full novel study for "Fish in a Tree"? CLICK HERE!

But I digress!

Here are the details for my "Fish in a Tree" Companion...for AFTER you finish the book!

Whether you read this book aloud, used it in book clubs, or did a full class novel study, taking the time to process at the end is so valuable! Having a shared text like this is a great way to have all your students—despite their reading level—work on higher-level comprehension skills and so much more.

We want students thinking, speaking, and writing deeply about texts, and this companion provides a set of activities that will do exactly that! From creative writing, character analysis, book discussions, creative thinking exercises, and a STEM activity, let this set of projects help your students take full advantage of the learning opportunities provided by this amazing text.

Check out these 8 great activities to get students thinking deeply about characters, events, and more! Make sure to download the preview to see exactly what you get with each!

1. Impossible Things Sketchbook (pages 6 -14)

2. Design a T-shirt (pages 15 -20)

3. Discussion Cards/Writing Prompts (pages 21 -51)

4. Letters to the Characters (pages 52 -57)

5. Shaker Box STEM Activity (pages 58 - 63)

6. Where Are They Now? (pages 64 -70)

7. Theme Time! (pages 71 -82)

8. Strengths and Goals (pages 83 -88)

Also available...the full novel study resource bundled with this companion at a greatly reduced price. Available by clicking HERE!


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.


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