Fish in a Tree Novel Study

Fish in a Tree Novel Study
Fish in a Tree Novel Study
Fish in a Tree Novel Study
Fish in a Tree Novel Study
Fish in a Tree Novel Study
Fish in a Tree Novel Study
Fish in a Tree Novel Study
Fish in a Tree Novel Study
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Digging Deeper into Reading: A Literature Study Guide for Fish in a Tree

Have you read "Fish in a Tree" yet? You must! It's even been selected as the Global Read Aloud in the past--it's a fantastic novel!

This novel unit is a little different than others out there… there aren’t a ton of question pages… vocabulary in isolation… quizzes… worksheets... or projects.

Instead, it is filled with suggested teaching points and reflection questions (in two formats—full page reproducibles and “clippable” versions to glue into reader’s notebooks)--all meant to help you help your students dig into the amazing book, Fish in a Tree.

This resource is meant to nurture discussion, “close reading”, and proving ideas with evidence from the text. If you are looking for an in-depth resource to use with small groups, a class read aloud, or to support individual students with quality instruction and deep thinking—you’ve come to the right place! My goal is to help teachers nurture a love of reading and talking and writing about books!

What do you get?

*Full page reproducible copies of open ended, constructed response comprehension questions focusing on key plot elements, deeper thinking, and proving ideas with examples in the text for EACH chapter—providing students the opportunity to show their understanding and to give them a way to organize their thinking for discussions. Fish in a Tree is a book that can be read on so many levels--and this resource can help you.

*The same questions or “prompts” in a format that makes it easy to cut and glue into notebooks.

*A sample response checklist to help you assess and to help students recognize the level of expectations required of their work

*A page of teaching “tips” and suggestions. After using this book with students many times, I have gathered a collection of “things to notice”, places where students sometimes struggle, and other literary elements that I like to highlight with the text.

*A list of the grade 4 and grade 5 CCSS connections to see how this book can help meet the requirements of the CCSS or other rigorous standards

*A set of “bonus” response pages that can be used with this resource to cover certain areas in more depth, to use as assessments or as enrichment, or to extend the learning further

*A set of graphic organizers to provide even more ways to help students show their deeper thinking about the text

I hope you enjoy this Fish in a Tree resource--and other novel units in my store.

***What are teachers saying about this resource?***

"I think the best part of your novel study are the teaching points for each chapter. You have really put a lot of thought into these and they are not typical reader response questions. Thank you for your insight!"

"A fantastic resource for a fantastic book! Thank you so much- You really provided excellent points and conversation starters."

"So thought provoking and a great tool to use to prompt the deeper topics of this book chapter by chapter! Love it!"


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