Hatchet: Vocabulary Strategy

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Want your class to use critical thinking when discussing vocabulary? Go beyond the dictionary with a vocabulary activity based on Gary Paulsen's Hatchet. Kids write the word in the center of a graphic organizer that also provides places for the definitions, characteristics, examples, and nonexamples.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the graphic organizer in a language arts packet for any vocabulary list
  • Have kids find the words throughout the novel as they read
  • Assign sentences in a particular grammar form that you are addressing, to include each vocabulary word
  • See if kids can come up with pictures for one of the squares to help them remember the word
Pros

  • Comes with a list of 16 words from the novel, including the passages and page numbers in which you can find each word
Cons

  • None