I have not heard of that Hoot Owl, but will definitely look into it-sounds interesting. Thank you.
I was just really panicking
-it's weird because I try to plan lessons with rigor and relevance daily but when you are asked to do one on the spot and it's supposed to be "the best"-my mind just kind of drew a blank. Rigor is like our district buzzword this year.
I ended up going with a lesson on "Where the Wild Things Are".
They compared this story to the Wizard of Oz
(which I know is a strange comparison but the are both about a character that takes an unexpected journey and both have the same moral-there's no place like home). They did a pro/con activity with partners defending one side or another-whether or not the monsters were bad (incorporating ethics). They completed a Frayer Model with the word "wild" for vocab. Then I had them change the adjective "wild" to something else and retell the story-how did it change the details of the story (my favorite was "Where the Smelly Things Are" -Max wanted to come home a lot sooner in that version
). And to write from the perspective of the wild things. Hopefully it's what my P was looking for. The kids enjoyed it anyway.