Relatable characters, emotionally intense scenes, feel-good stories of friendship and unconventional smarts, self-improvement through hard work and small changes
Watch: Ally learned how to believe she could improve. Learn more about this concept of having a growth mindset:
Learn: Check out this info about Dyslexia and get a better understanding of what it is like to have a learning disability by reading this passage.
Write: A gratitude letter to a teacher who has made a big impact on your life.
Discover: Learn more about the author, Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Watch the Fish in a Tree book trailer, and more on the author’s site:
Chrysanthemum Readers: For all ages, Using paper hearts, conduct the wrinkled heart activity while reading Chrysanthemum. Find this simple yet powerful activity here:
Stick & Stone Readers: For all ages, make Stick & Stone finger puppets (worksheets included in kit) & complete the maze worksheet. Or find even more Stick & Stone related activities from the author’s site.