In this State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, test prep, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. 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, however, 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. All of our content is aligned to your State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.