What is the cure for UNHAPPINESS?.
What helps you through sad times? Is it talking to another person? Is it listening to music by yourself? Everyone deals with unhappiness in his or her own way. In “What Do Fish Have to Do with Anything?” a young boy searches for a cure to the unhappiness he sees all around him
Focus on good things.
Write down feelings.
QuickwriteWith a partner, brainstorm a list of strategies that can help people overcome unhappiness. You may use the list shown to get started.
Why is a smiley face a symbol of happiness?
What are some other symbols or happiness and unhappiness?
Pair up and identify symbols displayed in the school or classroom and explain their significance.
An inference is a logical guess based on clues in the text plus your own knowledge. One clue that may help you understand the theme of a story is cultural context. The cultural context of a story refers to the social problems, traditions, and values that may have influenced the author and writing. As you read the story, record each inference you make in an equation such as the one shown.
Details or Evidence from the story
What I know from Reading or Experience
Match each word in Column A with the word in Column B that is closest in meaning.
AviWortis has written over 30 books for children and young adults, but he had to overcome a huge challenge to do so. As a
Boy, Avi had trouble spelling. But he loved reading—anything from comic books to history. He later found out that he had a learning disability which caused him to reverse letters and misspell words. Although that affected his ability to write, Avi was determined to be a writer. He had no intention of giving up.
His advice: “Don’t be satisfied with answers others give you. Reason things out for yourself. Work to get answers on your own.”