Ch’s 12 – 21 and the Epilogue
Hoot – ch’s 13 and 14
technical - According to What do you think?
principle; formal rather than Mrs. Eberhardt gave Roy
practical this advice: Use your best
Page 159 - And I'm sure your judgment to determine
heart was in the right place," what is right between
she said, "but it was still a lie, what your heart is telling
technically speaking. you and what your brain
reconnaissance - An inspection is telling you.
or exploration of an area; -Have you ever struggled
scouting, survey with a matter between
Page 174 - "I dunno. Maybe your heart and your
do some recon.“ "Recon?" brain? Explain. What type
"You know. Reconnaissance," of conflict is this?
Mullet Fingers said. "Scope out
targets for tonight."
-Is Mrs. Eberhardt giving
Roy good advice? Why or
Chapter 15 and 16 Vocabulary
Page 180 - In addition to a fear of getting caught,
Roy had serious qualms about trying anything
illegal - and there was no dodging the fact that
vandalism was a crime, however noble the
Page 202 - Then he began a methodical search,
back and forth across the property, eyes glued
to the ground.
What do you think Roy’s mother meant when she said to
him: ”The line isn’t clear between what’s right and
what’s wrong; your heart tells you to do one thing, and
your brain will tell you to do something different. In the
end, all that’s left is to look at both sides and go with
your best judgment?” Have you ever been faced with a
dilemma similar to Roy’s?
Why do you think Mullet Fingers took Roy to his “hidden
Do you think Roy can help the birds without breaking the
Personification is a device in literature in
which an author grants human qualities to
nonhuman objects. For example:
A pale sliver of moon peeked over
What is being personified?
How does this help you visualize
Chapter 17 and 18
perpetrator - someone who is responsible for a
wrongdoing, culprit, the person behind
Page 219 - We need a warm body, and the only
one we've got is sitting in juvenile detention. So
officially he's our perpetrator, understand?
inquisitive - Unduly curious and inquiring;
interested, questioning, probing
Page 232 - An inquisitive pair of bright amber
eyes peeked up from the blackness.
Why do you think Roy decided to tell everyone in his
history class about the owls?
What do you think Roy is going to do with the photographs
of the owls?
What is the best course of action Roy can take at this
Chapter 19 and 20
Page 253 - He wore pressed white trousers
and a dark blue blazer with an emblem
on the breast pocket.
Page 262 - Gold-painted shovels were
handed out, an on Mr. Muckle's signal all
the dignitaries smiled, leaned over, and
dug up a scoopful of sand.
Chapter 21 and Epilogue
melodramatic - Characterized by false pathos and
Page 276 - Roy and Beatrice had watched in
helpless disgust as she'd locked Mullet Fingers in
a smothering, melodramatic hug.
swelter - To suffer from oppressive heat.
Page 289 - It was a sweltering afternoon, But
Roy had resigned himself to the fact that there
was no change of seasons in South Florida, only
mild variations of summer.
Do you think Roy should place himself at
risk by becoming involved with Mullet
Fingers and his cause?
Why do you think Mullet Fingers would not
accept help from Breatrice and Roy?
Symbolism – A symbol in literature is an
object, a person, or an event that
represents an idea or a set of ideas. What
does the burrowing owl symbolize?
The end of the novel…
Why do you think Roy’s father granted his son
permission to go to the groundbreaking
Do you think that a group of students could stop
commercial development as was accomplished
in this novel? Would you ever participate in a
Has this book made you think about either
ecological causes? Has it made you think about
the roles of individuals and governments in
these causes? What conclusions have you
What was ironic about Kimberly Lou Dixon’s
membership in the Audubon Society?
Review for your final test…
Synonyms, antonyms, analogies -Vocab!!
Different conflict types, (character vs. self,
character, nature, society).
The impact of setting on the plot
Irony – towards the end of the story.
Point of view – 1st person, 3rd person limited,
3rd person omniscient