The Newbery Honor book Hoot by Carl Hiaasen celebrates young people's ability to make a difference in society. It challenges readers to think about how people are treated and how people treat the world around them. This session of Flashlight Readers builds on those themes by guiding students through research and discussions of important issues. It shows them how they can use their writing skills to take action. The interactive elements of this session and the lessons in this teacher's guide also build strong analytical skills and support literacy by having students analyze Hoot's characters and create new stories.
- Develop clear opinions on important issues and use research to support these opinions in persuasive letters
- View stills from the movie and create new storylines
- Use digital resources to learn about the life of Carl Hiaasen, his writing process, how he develops his story ideas, and how he connects to his readers
- Communicate with the author through personal letters and/or an online chat
Student read the book Hoot then learn to organize their thoughts on key issues, do research, and communicate their ideas in a persuasive letter.
Students learn about character development and plot elements with activities based on the book Hoot by Carl Hiaasen.
Students learn about author Carl Hiassen's background and hear about his perspective of Hoot, his first book for young readers.
This fun, visually appealing online hub brings Hoot, the popular book by Carl Hiaasen, to life with activities, author chats, slideshows, and more.