Hoot: Vocabulary Squares

This Hoot: Vocabulary Squares lesson plan also includes:

Study the vocabulary from Carl Hiaasen's Hoot with an activity featuring synonyms and antonyms. Kids fill in a graphic organizer for each word, prompting critical thinking as they find additional ways to put the word into context.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use with any list of vocabulary words
  • Have kids write their words on index cards instead of larger pieces of paper to create a set of flash cards
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson was written by a student teacher, so it has more steps than necessary
Pros
  • Interesting way to have kids provide context for vocabulary words
  • Includes a graphic organizer for the vocabulary squares
Cons
  • None
Common Core