Hoot Book Unit contains lessons aligned to the Common Core Standards for grades 6 – 8. This comprehensive unit includes vocabulary, comprehension questions, constructive response questions, and a unit on persuasive writing aligned to Common Core.
o Vocabulary including definitions and sample sentences from the text
o Vocabulary Test
Comprehension – Eleven comprehension quizzes (one for each two chapters of the book) are included containing:
o multiple choice questions which require students to recall details from the chapters
o multiple choice higher level thinking questions such as sequencing, main idea, plot development, summary, drawing conclusions, inference, predicting, theme, understanding vocabulary, interpreting literary devices, etc.
o Each chapter contains at least one constructive response question. Most of these contain a graphic organizer to help students organize and plan a response.
Activities to Do with the Book
o Research Projects
o Food Suggestions
Persuasive Writing Unit
Lesson 1 – Prewriting Activity
Lesson 2 – Recognizing Persuasive Devices
Lesson 3 – Evaluating the Prewriting Activity
Lesson 4 – Organization and Note Taking
Lesson 5 – Creating a Thesis Statement
Lesson 6 – Organization and Outlining
Lesson 7 – Using Transition Words
Lesson 8 – Writing a Persuasive Essay
Lesson 9 – Evaluating a Persuasive Essay
Answer keys for each practice page are included.
Additional FREE resources for this unit may be found at my website.
Included with this book unit is the username and password to all the interactive quizzes for this book online.
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