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

Gay Miller
Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
Formats Included
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245 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 comprehensive printable unit includes vocabulary practice, comprehension quizzes/chapter questions, constructed response writing prompts, skill practice, and language arts lessons.

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 Writing Questions/

Writing a Biography Unit

• Seven Lessons

o Creating a Bibliography

o Taking Notes on an Outline

o Writing a Hook

o Writing Paragraphs

o Using Transition Words

o Writing a Conclusion

o Editing and Proofreading

Skill Practice

• Prefixes (in-, im-, il-, and ir)

• Figurative Language

• Context Clues

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Total Pages
245 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.
Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.
Use context (e.g., cause/effect relationships and comparisons in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Apply grade 5 Reading standards to informational texts (e.g., “Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point[s]”).


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