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Hoot: A Flashlight Readers Activity

This fun, visually appealing online hub brings the popular book by Carl Hiaasen to life with activities, author chats, slideshows, and more.

 

Grades

3–5, 6–8

Activity Type

  • Interactive Whiteboard Activities
  • Book Resources

Explore Hoot,” an interactive literary experience from Scholastic’s Flashlight Readers, gives fans of the Carl Hiaasen book more of their favorite read. 

Students can:

Learning Objectives

While participating in “Flashlight Readers,” students will:

  • Offer observations, make connections, react, speculate, interpret, and raise questions in response to text
  • Identify and discuss book themes, characters, plots, and settings
  • Connect their experiences with those of the author and/or with characters from the book
  • Support predictions, interpretations, conclusions, etc. with examples from text
  • Practice key reading skills and strategies (cause-and-effect, problem/solution, compare-and-contrast, summarizing, etc.)
  • Monitor their own comprehension
  • Discuss ideas from the book with you, the author, and/or other students online

Benchmarks for Hoot Flashlight Readers Lesson Plans

Language Arts Standards (4th Ed.)

Lesson 1: Write for Change  

  • Reflects on what has been learned after reading and formulates ideas, opinions, and personal responses to texts
  • Uses a variety of strategies to plan research
  • Writes persuasive compositions
  • Evaluates own and others' writing

Lesson 2: Picturing the Story

  • Evaluates own and others' writing
  • Drafting and revising: uses a variety of strategies to draft and revise written work
  • Editing and publishing: uses a variety of strategies to edit and publish written work

Lesson 3: Up Close With the Author of Hoot

  • Reflects on what has been learned after reading and formulates ideas, opinions, and personal responses to texts
  • Evaluates own and others' writing

Susan Cheyney

GRADES: 1-2
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