by Carl Hiaasen
Lesson plans and teaching resources
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Celebrate Earth Day
Resources to support reading Hoot! : a synopsis, role play, poetry writing, research, and preparing a brochure. Adobe Reader required; 7 pages.
A variety of reading strategies to use with the novel, including an anticipation guide, a KWHL activity, and practice with vocabulary.
Summary, science/wildlife activities, an interview with an owl (informational text presented creatively). 8 pages; Adobe Reader required.
Summary, activity comparing Mullet and Henry David Thoreau, persuasive writing activities, analysis activities, habitat development, research activity, informational text, author interview, discussion topics. 16 pages; Adobe Reader required.
Picturing the Story
Students analyze movie stills from Hoot , brainstorm elements needed to create a story from a picture, and build on what they know about the picture to create an entirely new story for the characters.
Up Close with the Author
Students use digital resources to explore the life of author Carl Hiassen and how he connects to his work and his readers. Then they write a personal letter to the author.
Write for Change
Students choose an issue that is important to them, and then write a letter to someone in a position to take action. They explain what they want the person to do and why. Designed for grades 6-8.