Hoot by Carl Hiaasen is the focus of this novel unit for students with autism and special learning needs. Have you ever wanted to read a novel to your special education students but thought, there is no way they will sit and listen? Persevere, it is worth it!! This almost 200 page unit on the novel Hoot is designed for students who have significant disabilities and special learning needs. I was always reading a novel to my students, regardless of their learning level. The lesson of learning to sit while someone is talking is an invaluable skill that is worthwhile teaching.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS NOVEL UNIT IS FOR STUDENTS WITH SIGNIFICANT DISABILITIES AND ARE EITHER EMERGING OR NON-READERS
This unit has various activities to accompany Carl Hiaasen’s book, Hoot. The materials were designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through listening to this novel. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information as they get follow Roy and his mission to save an unknown boy and some strange little owls . This repetition encourages deeper engagement of the book. Finally, many of activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation. There is 1 or more activities (38 different activities!!) to go with each chapter as your students stay engaged while you read this novel aloud.
There are 2 complete files to go with this unit. One is in color and one is in BW.
***There are also comprehension questions included in this unit. There are 5 questions for each chapter with 3 picture choices.