The Ultimate Survivor Using Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

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What items would you need to survive if you were stranded in a remote place? Using chapter 10 of Gary Paulsen's Hatchet, middle-schoolers work through a Six Trait writing activity to create a story about their own survival in a similar situation. The lesson includes the novel and a clip from Castaway (which is linked on YouTube). You could use this resource in the context of a Hatchet unit, or within a unit on narrative writing.

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