Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources for Hoot

Use Hoot by Carl Hiaasen to turn your read aloud or small group work into a time to improve comprehension and talk about the text in purposeful ways.

Roy is once again the new kid in school". He is having a hard time adjusting, mostly due to being picked on by the school bully. On the way to school, he becomes intrigued by a mysterious boy running away from the bus. This chance sighting begins a series of events that includes making new friends, becoming devoted to a cause, and learning important life lessons. With two intertwining plots and a variety of interesting characters, this Newbery Honor Book is an ideal text for a Book Club focused on story elements."

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Title: Hoot
Author: Carl Hiaasen
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Themes: Bullying, Self Awareness, Family, Self Management, Friendship, Laugh Out Loud, Award Winners
ISBN: 9781529035810
Publisher's Summary:
Roy Eberhardt never wanted to move to Florida. In his opinion, Disney World is an armpit. Roy’s family moves around a lot so he’s used to the new-kid drill – he's also used to bullies like Dana Matherson. And anyway, it’s because of Dana that Roy gets to see the mysterious running boy who runs away from the school bus and who has no books, no backpack and, most bizarrely, no shoes. Sensing a mystery, Roy starts to trail the mystery runner – a chase that will introduce him to many weird Floridian creatures: potty-trained alligators, cute burrowing owls, a fake-fart champion, a shoeless eco-warrior, a sinister pancake PR man, new friends and some snakes with sparkly tails. As the plot thickens, Roy and his friends realise it's up to them to save the endangered owls from the evil Mother Paula's pancake company who are planning to build a new restaurant on their home . . .
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