HOOT Directed Reading Thinking Activity

It's helpful to encourage kids to make predictions when beginning a reading unit. Before reading Hoot by Carl Hiaasen, have kids read Susan Barlow Broggi's Am I Grown Up When I'm Not Afraid of Spiders in My Shoes? to make predictions about what will happen next at each point in the story. When they finish, they can use the practice in their upcoming novel unit.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Implement the practice of prediction with any book in your curriculum
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson plan is unclear when it comes to specific ways to teach the picture book
  • Resource was written by a student teacher, so objectives only cover one skill
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Pros
  • Both books deal with the theme of adulthood and growing up
  • Simple activity for young learners can encourage reading comprehension skills
Cons
  • None
Common Core