Currently, I’m teaching the novel, Hoot, by Carl Hiaasen for the tenth time. I finally think I have mastered the vocabulary instruction portion of the unit.
First, I give the students a master list with 24 words found in the novel. Then, I work on a word each day. Words are assessed at four quarters in the unit. Then, the students complete a poster or PowerPoint presentation. They need to find a visual representation for each word using a common theme. I put some examples below. Click on the photos to see my entire unit: