Hoot Novel Unit

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This teaching packet contains ready-made handouts for each chapter of the novel Hoot by Carl Hiaasen. In our lessons, we take a good look at Hiaasen's craft, how he uses voice, suspense, imagery, and creates such realistic characters. This book also has an omniscient point of view, so we examine that, as well as other literary devices such as irony and symbolism. The activities included in this unit require students to think critically, return to the text, and analyze the literature and author’s writing style. There are four tests included in this packet. You can use the handouts and tests as a part of a whole class instruction, literature circles, or as an independent novel study. Everything is planned and ready for you to teach. Answer keys are provided!

Take a look at the following table of contents to see the focus of each chapter.

Prereading Activity
Chapter 1: Conflict, Point of View, and Irony
Chapter 2: Examine Word Choice
Chapter 3: Suspense and Tone
Chapter 4: Voice
Chapter 5: Vivid Descriptions
Chapter 6: Wanted Poster
Test on Chapters 1-7
Chapter 8: Creating Realistic Characters through Dialogue
Chapter 9: Using Context Clues
Chapter 10: Characterization ~Leon and Lonna
Chapter 11: Discussion Questions & Cliffhanger Endings
Chapter 12: Irony and Flashback
Test on chapters 8-12
Chapter 13: Figurative language, Imagery, Conflict
Chapter 14: Writing Opportunity: Business Letter
Chapter 16: Inside/Out Profile, Discussion Questions
Chapter 17: Writing Opportunity: News Report
Test on Chapters 13-17
Propaganda Techniques
Chapter 18: Create an Advertisement (Using propaganda techniques)
Chapter 20: Writing Opportunity: Comic Strip
Chapters 21-Epilogue: Symbolism
Who’s Who When it Comes to Characters
Theme, Developing Mottos
Final Test
Compare & Contrast
Hoot Project
Writing Prompts
Answer key


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49
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Teaching Duration
1 Month

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Hoot Novel Unit
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Hoot Novel Unit