Describe the difference between how Mrs. Hall treated Ally and the way Mr. Daniels treats Ally. Why do you think Mr. Daniels is being so kind to Ally?
The title of the story, Fish in a Tree, reflects Albert Einstein's quotation: "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."
When might someone feel as if he or she is a fish in tree? Have you ever felt this way?