86 pages 2 hours read

Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Fish in a Tree

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2015

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Answer Key

Chapters 1-10

Reading Check

1. She writes the word “Why?” all over her page. (Chapter 1)

2. Keisha, the new girl in school (Chapter 2)

3. The term Ally’s grandfather used to describe good days (Chapter 5)

4. Ally draws a big, black cube. (Chapter 10)

Short Answer

1. Ally deflects the request by suggesting that she knows all about what the poster says because she is unable to actually read the words. (Chapter 3)

2. Ally feels anxious that Mr. Daniels has taken away her “Get Out of Jail Free” card. (Chapter 8)

Chapters 11-20

Reading Check

1. A puzzle in which students have to guess the objects inside four boxes without opening them (Chapter 14)

2. She creates a fake sling, pretending she broke her arm. (Chapter 16)

3. The Island of Misfit Toys (Chapter 17)

4. He asks her to walk away next time. (Chapter 20)

Short Answer

1. Ally is eager to earn Shay’s approval, and so Ally joins Shay in teasing Albert. (Chapter 11)

2. Travis confesses that he, too, struggles with writing, so he cannot help Ally out with her assignment.