Posted on May 9th, 2013 in Featured, Uncategorized

Fifth graders in Mr. Jeremy Dunn’s class at Homecroft Elementary recently completed a reading unit involving the book Hoot by Carl Hiaasen.  The story deals with a young boy’s transition from Montana to Florida, making new friends and determining the best ways to stand up for what is right.  While reading the novel, students engaged in a variety of activities including large and small group discussions, researching and creating burrowing owls and creating dioramas to display students’ favorite parts of the novel by identifying important story elements.