Hoot By: Carl Hiaasen The Big Questions • What motivates people to be bullies? What can you do about a bully? • What are you willing to do to stand up for something you believe in? • What environmental issues really concern you? What can you do to help prevent the issue? Burrowing Owls • Some interesting links: http://www.defenders.org/wildlife_and_habi tat/wildlife/burrowing_owl.php http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/burrowi ng_owl/id Chapter 1 and 2- • Foreshadowing – Foreshadowing refers to the clues an author provides to suggest what may happen later in the story. What might the presence of owls at the construction site foreshadow? • Vocabulary • Vault - page 3 - He vaulted over the dog, crashed through a cherry hedge, and then disappeared from view. • malicious - page 7 - I'm saying it's not technically vandalism. It's trespassing and malicious mischief. • Accost - page 18 - It was the same answer he gave on the school bus when Dana Matherson accosted him on his first day, and from then on Roy was "Tex" or "cowgirl" or Roy Rogers-hardt". **Use context clues to guess the meaning of the word. Please list the important characters so far in the story. What do you know about them? What else can you tell me about the exposition of the story? The introduction, setting, conflict, etc….? Characters Write the character's name on the line above the list that best describes the character. ________________________ father works for the government snowboards likes to read comic books family moves a lot ________________________ boy straw-blond wiry nut brown skin fast runner no shoes wore faded Miami Heat basketball jersey and dirty khaki shorts ________________________ police officer ________________________ boy skateboards D student popular in school goofs around in class ________________________ construction foreman bald as a beach ball beefy arms cranky ________________________ large boy bully smokes cigarettes ________________________ girl tough soccer player wild blond hair wears red-framed eyeglasses Leroy Branitt a.k.a. (also known as) Curly David DelinkoRoy EberhardtDana MathersonRunning Boy - Mullet FingersGarrettBlond Girl - Beatrice Chapters 3 and 4 Vocabulary Word of the Day -leniency - page 28 - Roy thought it was a good opportunity to renew his plea for leniency. -culprit - page 40 - He had a hunch that the culprit (or culprits) intended something more serious than juvenile pranks. -errant -Page 49 - Nonetheless, Roy ran with his head down and one arm upraised for deflection in case another errant ball came flying in his direction. Perpetrators - Page 62 - "Because I wanted to catch the perpetrators," Officer Delinko replies. Bullying Chapters 6 - 8 Journal– Write about an incident of bullying that happened to you or that you witnessed. Tell what happened as a consequence of this act. More Vocabulary…. Vocabulary Word of the Day vicinity - A nearby, surrounding, or adjoining region; a neighborhood; district, area Page 71 - Like all students, Beatrice the Bear lived in the vicinity of her school bus stop. incentive - Something, such as the fear of punishment or the expectation of reward, that induces action or motivates effort; enticement, motivation, encouragement, reason Page 85 - One incentive to stay home was the weather. Cliffhanger • A cliffhanger is a device borrowed from serialized silent film in which an episode ends at a moment of great excitement. In a book it usually appears at the end of a chapter to encourage the reader to continue on in the book. What is the cliffhanger at the end of Chapter Six? Simile and Plot Ch’s 4 -6 • What is being compared in the following simile? “Roy just wanted to blend in quietly and not be noticed, like a bug on a riverbank.” Why is it better than saying, “Roy didn’t want to be noticed”? • Plot refers to the story events in the order that they occur. In this story, there are two parallel plot lines. What are these two stories? gird Vocabulary Idiom: gird (up) (one's) loins To summon up one's inner resources in preparation for action. Page 109 - When he heard Dana bellow, Roy closed his eyes and girded himself for the worst. forge - To give form or shape to, especially by means of careful effort Page 116 - Long before his mother sent him away for the last time, the boy and his stepsister had forged a quiet alliance. subterranean - Page 130 - Curly was afraid that the moccasins were lurking nearby in some secret subterranean den, waiting for darkness before they slithered out to begin their deadly hunt. rabies - An acute, infectious, often fatal viral disease of most warm-blooded animals, especially wolves, cats, and dogs, that attacks the central nervous system and is transmitted by the bite of infected animals. Page 149 - "We've got him on I.V. antibiotics and he's doing pretty well," Dr. Gonzalez said in a low voice, "but unless we find those dogs, he'll need a series of rabies injections. Those are no fun." Figurative Language Carl Hiaason uses figurative language in his writing. Similes are figures of speech in which two essentially unlike things are compared, often in a phrase introduced by like or as. Some example of similes in the book Hoot are: Page 100 - He had quickness and brains on his side, but Dana was big enough to crush him like a grape. Page 102 - It was amazing how rapidly schools emptied after the final bell, as if someone pulled the plug under a giant whirlpool. Hiaason also uses idioms. An idiom is an expression or phrase whose meaning can not be understood by its literal meaning. An example may be found on page 104 of Hoot. - It was because of him that the spray-painting fiasco had made the newspaper and gotten Curly into hot water with Mother Paula's company. Meaning get (someone) into hot water be in hot water - if someone is in hot water, people are angry with them and they are likely to be punished. Find other similes and idioms in Chapters 9-10. Similes Page 105 - "No offense, but you're nutty as a fruitcake." Page 108 - The janitorial closet smelled pungently of bleach and cleaning solvents. Inside, it was almost as black as night. Page 109 - His arms were pinned to his sides and his legs dangled as limply as a rag doll's. Page 109 - He lay there helplessly, like a turtle that had been flipped on its back. Page 110 - Maybe Mr. Ryan had overheard the sounds of the struggle; he was plenty strong enough to hoist Dana like a bale of alfalfa. Page 113 - Roy removed a box of gauze, a roll of white adhesive tape, and a tube of antibiotic ointment that looked like barbecue sauce. Page 121 - Roy held the package of meat on his lap, covering it with both arms like a fullback protecting a football. Idioms Page 109 - When he heard Dana bellow, Roy closed his eyes and girded himself for the worst. Page 113 - Mrs. Eberhardt fell for the whole yarn. Chapter 9 -12 • Dramatic Irony – This device is often used in plays. It refers to a situation in which one character is unaware of something that the other characters know. What is ironic about Mrs. Eberhardt’s conversation with Officer Delinko when he bring Roy home? Chapter 1 -12 Quiz **Please study your notes** • Review Vocabulary – Synonyms, antonyms, analogies, definitions, context clues. • Review the terms we have gone over so far as literary devices. • Please review tone, mood, and author’s style, and different character types.