Fish in a Tree Characters

Fish in a Tree Characters
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Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt Lesson Plan

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

By Lauren Ayube

Ally doesn’t like school. When she tries to read or write, the words just seem to dance around and she just can’t do it. Her teacher doesn’t understand her and the mean girls make fun of her. When her teacher goes on maternity leave, Ally’s world changes and it’s because of Mr. Daniels. He is not like the others. In fact, he is not like anyone Ally has ever met.




Fish in a Tree

Storyboard Description

Have students create a character map to track growth and character traits for Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Storyboard Text

  • ALLY
  • Physical/Character TraitsIn sixth gradeQuietStrong-willedHas dyslexia How does this character change over time?At the beginning of the story, Ally constantly gets into trouble and has very low self-esteem. Over time, with the help of Mr. Daniels, Ally learns why she has trouble learning and wants to succeed. What challenges does this character face?Ally has trouble learning and acts out because of it. She also struggles with her self-esteem and being the target of the class bully.
  • MR. DANIELS
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character change over time? What challenges does this character face?
  • KEISHA
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character interact with the main character? What challenges does this character face?
  • ALBERT
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character interact with the main character? What challenges does this character face?
  • FLINT
  • TRAVIS
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character interact with the main character? What challenges does this character face?
  • SHAY
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character interact with the main character? What challenges does this character face?
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