Fishbone's Song: Novel Study

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"Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you." - Frank Lloyd Wright. The inspirting quote sounds very much like words a wise old man possibly spoke in Fishbone's Song. While raising boy not his own, he teachers him to respect nature. Scholars study about the man's wisdom as they complete sentences with new vocabulary words, answer comprehension questions, and work with literary devices.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Read as part of a unit study with other nature books by Gary Paulsen
  • Incorporate science standards pertaining to protecting the environment
Classroom Considerations

  • Contains only a preview of a full novel study
  • Describes a character as an orphan

  • Offers an extension activity
  • Asks for text evidence to answer some questions

  • No answer key or example student work shown
Common Core