86 pages 2 hours read

Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Fish in a Tree

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2015

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Reading Questions & Paired Texts

Reading Check and Short Answer questions on key points are designed for guided reading assignments, in-class review, formative assessment, quizzes, and more.

Chapters 1-10

Reading Check

1. What does Ally do when Mrs. Hall asks her to write a paragraph describing herself?

2. Who sticks up for Ally when Shay teases her?

3. What is a “silver dollar day”?

4. What is the first entry Ally makes in the journal Mr. Daniels gives her?

Short Answer

Answer each question in at least 1 complete sentence. Incorporate details from the text to support your response.

1. Paraphrase Ally’s response when Mrs. Silver asks her to read aloud the poster on the wall.

2. How does Ally feel when Mr. Daniels tells her he won’t be sending her to the principal’s office anymore?

Paired Resource

What Is it Like to Have Dyslexia?

  • In this three-minute video from Learning Ally, students of varying ages and grade levels describe how it feels to navigate school with the condition. (Teacher-appropriate; with sensitivity to the individual learning differences represented in your classroom, this resource may be best shared in part or in summary form.)
  • This content relates to the themes of Persevering Through Struggles and The Advantages of Difference.
  • Can you recognize any of the feelings and behaviors described by the children in the video in those experienced and displayed by Ally?