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Lesson Plans for Hoot

Updated on November 9, 2016

Teaching with Hoot Lesson Plans

Many teachers may already know the story behind the Hoot book, however, for those teachers that don't here is the story at glance. The Hoot story takes place in Coconut Cove, Florida, where a little boy named Roy and his two new friends attempt to stop the construction of a pancake house which if built, would wipe out a whole colony of burrowing owls who live on the site. The book has a variety of themes that make for good lessons, ranging from growing up, friendship, corruption, integrity, being pro-active, and parental love. All of which are learned as the main character goes through various experiences and adventures to arrive a them. The Hoot book won a Newbery Honor award in 2003, which is an award that is given to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Now that you know more about Hoot, you can use this site to learn more about the complete and easy to use Hoot Lesson Plans that will allow you to seamlessly integrate your daily class instruction with the Hoot novel. I certainly hope you enjoy reviewing the lesson plans for Hoot hub.

Go With Your Best Judgement

“Sometimes you're going to be faced with situations where the line isn't clear between what's right and what's wrong.Your heart will tell you to do one thing and your brain will tell you to do something different. In the end, all that's left is to look at both sides and go with your best judgment.” - Carl Hiaasen, Hoot

Hoot Lesson Plans

Hoot Worksheets and Hoot Activities

According to the author, the Hoot Lesson Plans will help you use HOOT, by Carl Hiaasen, as a complete teaching unit that spans across 30 days. There are journal prompts, worksheets, and cross-curricular exercises to help you set up and conduct classes around the HOOT novel. Each day includes a vocabulary development section, a standards-based activity, and a journal/reflection section. There is flexibility to send some activities home, or extend the final project to last an entire semester. These reading lesson plans for Hoot have been adapted from classroom-tested curriculum, and allows for differentiation within classes, or between grade levels. The preview shows an example of days 1, 7, and 11, out of the 30 day Hoot lesson plan unit. If you would like to see a preview you can click the preview link near the bottom of this page.

There are journal prompts, worksheets, rubrics, and other materials to help you get set up and working with the Teaching HOOT Lesson Plans. This curriculum begins with an introduction to the material to get students prepared, as well as assignments for each section. Students will work independently, and in groups to learn the lessons contained within HOOT and use them in daily life. These Lesson Plans for Hoot can be flexible for elementary or middle school students

So what is Hoot all about? - Watch this short video and you shall find out.

"Every day we've been reading about regular people, ordinary Americans who made history 'cause they got up and fought for something they believed in." - Roy

Here is a quick HOOT TIP: The Hoot Lesson Plans can be combined with's Balancing Act. This is a terrific free lesson plan that covers endangered species. So, if you are seeking to add a really fun educational lesson about environmental awareness, and how burrowing owls are becoming endangered, feel free to take a look at this great hoot resource.

Or your can visit and run a search for Hoot Lesson Plans.

Hoot or a Headache? - What would you choose?

Hoot Lesson Plans
Hoot Lesson Plans

Teachers are exhausted, extremely busy, are spend way too much of their precious time and effort creating their lesson plans. If you happen to be a teacher, I am sure you can agree. This page was put together to help, by making available to you a superb stress saver that you can use. It is a complete set of Hoot Lesson Plans called: Teaching Hoot.

As a teacher, do you have other things that you would like to be doing with your time? How about with your money, (time is money after all)? I am confident that as a teacher your to-do list is already quite exhaustive (and probably exhausting too).

Therefore, I present you with an interesting set of choices. You can make the choice to force yourself to develop quality lesson plans with the little time you have. A choice that will most likely cost you a cup of coffee (or two), as you will undoubtedly be staying up late, spending your valuable time researching, organizing, and planning for a whole semester's worth of reading lesson plans. Or you can choose to invest less than what a cup of coffee would cost you at Starbucks, and a whole lot less of your precious time, by simply making the choice to implement these Hoot Lesson Plans into your busy life. What would you choose? The choice is yours after all...a few cups of coffee and a Headache, or some pre-created Hoot by Carl Hiaasen lesson plans.

“Guess I’ll have to come back another day and try again, Roy thought. That’s what a real Florida boy would do.” - Roy

Some other Hoot related and teaching related things you might like.

Hoot Worksheets

The author of the Teaching Hoot Lesson Plans understood that many teachers may not need a whole semester's worth of teaching material due to the fact that some teachers might only want a hand full of worksheets to have their students work on. Therefore, if a teacher is in search of worksheets for Hoot, all the teacher has to do is simply scan the entire lesson plan for the one that suites them, and then proceed to use them as their Hoot Worksheets.

Free Hoot Lesson Plans - A whole week of Hoot!

Free Hoot Lesson Plans
Free Hoot Lesson Plans

Imagine never having to spend any time planning your lessons for classroom instruction. How nice would that be? Unfortunately, we can't promise that. However, we can promise a week. If you would like to have a weeks worth of lesson planning out of the way for Hoot Lesson Plans, you can go to Free Hoot Lesson Plans.

Additional Hoot Resources

Here are some additional teaching resources to consider for teacher's interested in creating lesson's based off of the Hoot book.

1.) Hoot Educator's Guide

2.) Teaching Books Hoot Section

3.) Varsity Tutors Hoot Teaching Resources

Ihope you enjoyed the Lesson Plans for Hoot lens. If you like the site please don't hesitate to give it a thumbs up, Google Plus it, or click the Like button on Facebook with the social tools above... thanks for stopping by :)! And if you didn't find what you were looking for, perhaps my site on 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Lesson Plans might be more suitable. All the best... :)


Best of luck in your teaching endeavors.... and thanks for being a teacher! I appreciate the fact that you are helping change the world in addition to making it a better place through educating our youth.

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      Forrest McKinnis 

      6 years ago from West Richland

      Thanks to your lens I now have a new book to read and incorporate into my classes.

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      6 years ago

      I've been looking for some quality Hoot lesson plans for some time now... and these are terrific. Thanks!!

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      Lee Nitus 

      6 years ago

      @dwnovacek: Thank you so much 23squidoo for stopping by and giving the Hoot Lesson Plans lens an Angel Blessing. You really know how to make a person's day! :)

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      6 years ago

      Nathan - This is an awesome lens! My sister is a teacher (teachers rock!), and I'll certainly be referring her to this lens. I don't know how I missed it before. Very informative and beautifully presented lens. Angel Blessed!


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