Everything you need to understand or teach Hoot by Carl Hiaasen.
Hoot begins on a Monday morning as Roy Eberhardt, a relatively new student at Trace Middle School in Coconut Cove, Florida, is terrorized by a bully named Dana Matherson as they both ride the bus to school. Dana calls Roy "cowgirl," because Roy and his family moved to Florida from Montana. As Dana pushes Roy's head against the window, Roy notices a tanned, blond boy running along the sidewalk next to the bus. At first, Roy thinks the boy is running to catch the bus, but then notices that the boy has no schoolbooks, no backpack, and—most strangely—no shoes. The boy swiftly runs off into the distance, leaving Roy to ponder what he might be up to.
That morning, Coconut Cove police officer David Delinko responds to a call at the corner of East Oriole and Woodbury, a vacant lot soon to be the site of a new Mother... View more of the Hoot Summary
Hoot (novel) Lesson Plans contain 131 pages of teaching material, including: