Miss Iovino

6th grade- English Language Arts (Apache Junction Unified School District Edublogs site)

Fish in a Tree- The Global Read Aloud

on October 19, 2015

6th grade is reading a wonderful book titled, “Fish in a Tree.” Β It is about a young girl who struggles in school and her finding herself and expressing who she is. Β 

6th graders, this is your spot to post about the book! You will be clicking the “comment” button throughout the next month and responding to questions, summarizing, rating the book, giving your opinion, and much more. Β 

Go ahead and start typing! Soon we will be connecting with another class about the book πŸ™‚Β 

Happy Blogging!Β 


51 Responses to “Fish in a Tree- The Global Read Aloud”

  1. Katelynn says:

    Dear Mrs. Iovino,

    I would give this book a 5 star rating because Ally kind of relates to me because she love to draw. I would not be Ally because I can and love to read. Which character are you most connected to?

  2. calvo says:

    Its funny its pretty cool 3 and a half stars some of it is pretty bad sometimes dose not make sense its weird she dose not know how to read and shes in 6th grade.

  3. Anthony says:

    I would rate this book a five star rating.Because it is a very interesting book to read. An a lot of students can relate to this book as well. Even I can I have trouble with somethings in the 6th grade as well sometimes it is math and sometimes it is social studies.

  4. Avery says:

    5 STARS

    I think that the book “Fish in a Tree” is a weird book but in a good way. Ally is always thinking on how she could draw these amazing art pieces. And how nobody knows that she doesn’t know how to read. I think that it’s funny that Ally gave the pregnant teacher a sympathy card! ~Avery

  5. Johnathan Olson says:

    I give it a ***** star rating because she is kind of like me because she can see letters differently & I see every thing in patterns.

  6. Marek says:

    I just finished chapter 4 with my class, and so far it is an amazing book! Although I’d only give it 4 1/2 stars out of 5. My only reason for that is that it has that negative vibe. Around that problem it is a good book! -SPOILER ALERT- I am going to talk about a yes or no kinda thing, my teacher pointed out “do you think her mom know’s she can’t read?” I believe that she doesn’t because then the teacher Mrs. Hall would know and try to help her.

  7. Cruz Daianna Martinez says:

    This has been an exiting book to read aloud with the whole class. This is a very interesting book about a troubled girl who seems to have more potential then she looks to have. I think this story is great because there is a lot of mixed emotions,like for example one minute she’s happy she’s doing something nice the next she’s sad of what she has done. Overall I give this story a 5-star rating for now. I’m really hoping to be impressed as we read on ,this has been a good book to read so far.

  8. Raymond Mortensen says:

    I would give this book 5 stars.
    I give it 5 stars because it is very interesting because Allay has so many problems in here life. But I think as the story resolves she would learn how to read and she would teach those jerk girls Shay and Jessica a lesson.

  9. Mario English says:

    I am in 6th grade. I rate the book so far is a 4 star. Why, because Ally is using funny metaphors in what she says. I don’t like is when her mom doesn’t know she can’t read because every mom knows everything there children does. Well that’s my story anyway.

  10. Katie Hirn says:

    I give this book is a 5 star rating because,I think all students can relate to this because all students struggle with something. Like I struggle with reading fast and i’m slow at reading. I also like that Ally gave her teacher a card with flowers on it because, she sees a pretty card and then when you open it it’s different. This book is a very good book so far. I personally think that her mom needs to pay more attention to Ally with her homework and fiends.

    • 04asimpson says:

      Dear Katie,
      I agree with you. Some people struggle in some subjects. I also think that Ally’s mom needs to pay more attention to her.


  11. 03jlangwell says:

    I would rate the book β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜† because its a pretty interesting. If i got the chance to go in the book and stop Jessica and Shay from bullying her i would. My little cousin didn’t know how to read until middle of 2nd grade. And she had a bully to. So ya i would defiantly rate this β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†.Your welcome.

  12. anastasia harris says:

    I give it 5 ***** stars because i am a 6th grade girl and i have trouble in some subjects. i have family working in the military. And this is a really good book. the only thing is i don’t get why they call the book a fish in a tree well that dosen’t really matter. I can relate by my mom wanting to hang out with people unrelated i have a lot of friends not like her.I wish i owned this book but i don’t have this book:[ sad face. Do you like this book so far.Many people in my family had worked in the military for a few years or use to drive a truck

  13. Angel Romero says:

    I’m really getting to like this book and understanding how Ally is shy to read anything that anyone tells her to read.

  14. james pruett says:

    “Fish in a tree”is a good book.Ally (the main character) is in 6th grade and she can not read.There are two other girls named Shay and Jessica.Shay and Jessica pick on Ally because she can not read.I would give this book a rating of 5 stars.I would rate 5 stars because the book is the best book I ever read.

  15. samuel english says:

    I give this book 5 stars because it caught my attention, and i’m a 6th grader, so is ally and i have trouble in these subjects sometimes.

  16. Tatum says:

    I would give this book a 3 because wouldn’t Ally’s mom know that she can not read? If her mom does know why isn’t she doing anything to help her.If she wants her daughter to succeed then she should test her limits to see what she needs to work on with her daughter.

    • Zoey says:

      I don’t agree with you on the rating of the book. Ally is not telling anyone about how she can’t read and her mom is working late and dose not really have time to be with Ally.I do agree with you on how she needs to help her daughter succeed and test her.

  17. Tori Porter says:

    This is an awesome book. This girl named Ally is in 6th grade and she can not read. So she lies and says “Oh, i can read”.But it looked like bugs on the wall (in her eyes). Then in a party she get gets in trouble…………Find out the rest if you read it.

  18. Aaron says:

    I think this book deserves a 5/5 rating. Every chapter keeps getting more interesting. My favorite part is when her mom trys to tell ally she can do it.

  19. seleste roman jimenez says:

    I give it a 5 stars.Because it a great book to read and have lots of problems.I like the part that that Ally had to write the whole page of herself and wrote why on it.

  20. Zac coburn says:

    The rating I would give this book is a 5 out of 5 star rating. The reason I like this book is because this little girl has some problems like she can’t read and that is why it interesting to read. My favorite part is when Ally gets the flowers and the card for her teacher for a baby shower gift, and it ends up being a sympathy card.

  21. Tatum says:

    Mario, I agree with you. I think her mom should have the slightest clue that her daughter can’t read.

  22. jose brinnon says:

    Dear miss Iovino
    I really like the book so far i like how i don’t know whats gonna happen next i would give this book five stars

  23. Gabriel says:

    I give this book a 5 out of 5 because it has good characters and takes you on a rollcoaster of emotions

  24. Elijah says:

    I think that (Fish In A Tree) is a good book I would rate it A 4 stars because I think that it is A good book so far I really like it so far it is my second favorite book right now!

  25. Devin Ross says:

    I would rate Fish in a tree 4 stars because i’m still confused I kind of have a little idea on what is going on. It is a good book and i’m still wondering what the title has to do with the book. My favorite part was when Ally gave the teacher a sympathy card it was sad and funny.

  26. Joseph says:

    I give this book *****
    Because It has my favorite thing in books, some that has something wrong with them. My favorite part is when Ally gives Mrs. Hall the sympathy card.

  27. Elijah tucker says:

    I would give the book “Fish in a tree 4 out of five stars because I do not like how ally lets her self down.The part I do like about it is how she is facing all of these problems in her life such as not being able to read or being bullied by Jessica and Shay.Ally’s mom doesn’t know That Jessica and Shay are bullying her.I also think Ally’s mom doesn’t know that Ally can not read.If I were to pick a favorite part of the book it would be When Ally is about to apologize to her teacher because she gave her a sympathy card when her teacher is about to have a baby but then she had to leave so she did not miss the bus but she ended up missing the bus anyway.

  28. Craig Bro says:

    4 1/2 stars
    Great story but she brings herself down too much it is freaking me out I can not take it any more . I like the part where she is afraid that her secret will get out about how she can not read when she accidentally gets her teacher a sympathy card .

  29. Zoey says:

    “Fish in a tree”I would give it a 4 star rating because I just started reading a couple weeks ago.My opinion on the book so far is that Ally the main character keeps on putting her self down.I think ally needs to stop putting her self down and tell some one she dose not know how to read so she won’t get made fun of.My favorite part of the book was when Ally said something nice about her brother she said something positive.Ally said “I am glad you had a silver dollar day to her brother.”

  30. nicolas smith says:

    I would rate this book at a 5 star level.

    I think this book is good because it is really sad and good.

    my fav. part is when the teacher takes her and says a lot of metaphors that are very good.

  31. 04asimpson says:

    I would give 5 out of 5 because it is a good book. I like how Ally uses a lot of expressions. I can’t wait to read more of it.


  32. graciella lansing says:

    I am enjoying reading this book but if I had to rate it I would say the book is five stars. I would say five stars because when you begin reading you want to find out what will happen next.So far it is about a girl named ally who is at a new school and cant read but she fells that if she tells someone she will be made fun of.

  33. trystan carr says:

    I rate it three stars. I doesn’t feel like something I’d read. my favorite part is the chapter where she’s at her mom’s work.

  34. Stephanie says:

    Dear Miss Iovino,
    I really like the book so far. I would give the book 5 stars. I feel like that a lot of us can relate to Ally. Ally is a 6th grader who has trouble reading. I feel that not all of us have trouble reading but some of us still have trouble with other subjects. My favorite part is when she gives her teacher a symphony card for her baby showers. It was both funny and sad for Ally.

  35. Saul says:

    I Like this book,its really great.I don’t like the way how the teacher reads a chapter a day it makes us want to read more.My Favorite part is when the principle takes ally out of her classroom and tells her to read a poster and all ally sees is like beetles on a wall~Saul

    Rate 5*

  36. graciella lansing says:

    I agree with you zoey she shouldn’t put be thinking so negative about herself she should try to solve her problem.

  37. Neshma Rodriguez says:

    I give this book a 4 rate because it is interesting book and some people can relate to this book.I like the part when she had to write the whole page about herself.

  38. Daniela Escorcia says:

    “Fish in a Tree” what an interesting book so far.I would give this book 5 stars because I love it.I would give this book 5 stars because it has different emotions and it has a lot of details.I really like how the character describes herself.She tells herself different things that are against her like everyone hates her and that she has no friends.I really enjoy this book and I can’t wait to read on~Daniela Escorcia Rivera

  39. Emily dyer says:

    fish in a tree is a good book because Ally reminds me of one of my friends at my old school,because before we were friends she would get bullied everyday,and I stop that from happening by being friends with her so Ally reminds me of my friend so I rate this book 5 stars.

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