Fish in a Tree Novel Study and Discussion Questions

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This Fish In A Tree Novel Study and Discussion Questions resource is intended to be used as a comprehension, discussion, and activity guide to accompany the novel Fish In A Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. This is an excellent book for middle to upper primary because of its growth mindset themes, powerful characters, and there is a film adaptation for this popular book currently in production.
The novel has been split up into sections for the purposes of this resource. Each section varies in size due to the number of pages and the nature of the content. Some sections call for more reflecting and discussion than others.
For each section of the Fish in a Tree novel study, there are:
  • Reading comprehension questions,
  • Discussion questions for oral language development in the classroom, designed to be used with pairs or small groups of students.
  • Weblinks and QR codes for students to find out more about the content discussed
  • Six to eight creative activity choices (including digital and non-digital options) 
  • A ‘Keep the Quote’ section.
  • The Keep the Quote’s are a collection of quotes from the novel that can be cut out and ‘kept’ in an exercise book or notebook. These quotes can then be used to explore the deeper meanings and inferences further, used to make text-to-text or text-to-self connections, illustrated creatively or another purpose of the teacher’s choosing.