Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

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Readers of Gary Paulsen's Hatchet will benefit from a 17-page packet that includes vocabulary lists and activities, journal prompts, discussion questions, and cross-curricular activities. Through the activities, projects, and discussion questions, kids learn, just as Brian does, that "You are your most valuable asset." 

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Classroom Considerations

  • Suggestions for science, history, and geography activities provide engaging cross-curricular connections
  • While the plan suggests dividing the reading into three sections, no schedule is included
  • Consider adding a mini-lesson on how to summarize before kids engage in the Illustrated Translation and Story Chain activities 
Pros

  • Suggestions for science, history, and geography activities provide engaging cross-curricular connections
  • The Illustrated Translation and Story Chains activities provide readers with an opportunity to develop their summarizing skills
Cons

  • None