Better understand the impact of industry on the environment, and what lengths companies will go for prime real estate. Hold students accountable for thinking before they read with vocabulary and prior knowledge questions. Students give their own strategies when dealing with bullies. Put events from the story in the order that they happened when Beatrice and Roy take Mullet Fingers to the emergency ward. Students describe their impression of Beatrice's stepmother. Find the synonym of vocabulary words used in a sentence. Create similes, drawing on the author's use in the novel as examples. List the main events of the story in the order that they happened in a Sequence Chart. Aligned to your State Standards, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included. About the Novel: Hoot is the delightful story of Roy Eberhardt, who finds himself in the unenviable position of being the new boy at his school. Roy’s trouble-filled life takes a turn for the better when he encounters a peculiar “running boy” who answers only to “Mullet Fingers”. The two boys save a colony of burrowing owls from being disrupted at a local construction site. Along the way they learn many life lessons as they deal with many challenges. Roy and Mullet Fingers gather help in their quest from some of the most unexpected sources, and finally uncover the truth about how Mother Paula is attempting to circumvent the law in having their restaurant built on that particular site.