Hoot by Carl Hiaasen


Carl Hiaasen
Carl Hiaasen

Carl Hiaasen
Growing Up Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida, and was a voracious reader. He knew he wanted to be a writer at the young age of six, when he received his first typewriter and began typing newsletters for his friends. After working as a newspaper reporter and columnist, Carl started writing novels for adults in the early 1980s and got marrried to his husband Jack and a adopted a 7 month old girl named Cat.

Four years ago, Carl wrote his first novel for children, HOOT, which was awarded the Newbery Honor Medal, and he recently came out with another children's book, Flush. Learn more about the author in Carl Hiaasen's biography.

Using this Wiki and other links:

1. Never use your name or another students name in our class blog. There could be a stranger who reads our blog and we don’t want them to know your name.

2. When commenting as a group, use your group name. Anytime you comment as a group, everyone has to agree on the response.

3. When commenting as an individual, use your first name. The kids in our class will know who you are, but strangers will not.

4. Anytime you comment, make sure to use kind words. It’s ok to disagree with someone else as long as you do it politely.

5. Remember, because our blog is on the internet, you can comment from class, from the computer lab, from home, or any other computer that is connected to the internet. All comments go to Ms. Benz or Ms. Arroyo first for moderation, so they won’t always show up immediately.

Start at Quiz Link

Then Vocabulary Link