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Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Gary Paulsen’s award-winning novel, Hatchet, is the classic survival story for elementary students. It recounts the adventures of Brian, who is on his way to visit his father in a small single-engine airplane when the pilot suddenly has a heart attack and the plane crashes. The fast-paced plot and use of character development make Hatchet an ideal choice for close reading mini lessons where students learn to ask questions while reading as well as cite textual evidence to defend their conclusions.
Teach with Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
This resource set includes everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction
- Interactive Lesson Plan for 5 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Drawing Conclusions
- Chapter by Chapter Discussion Guide
- Chapter by Chapter Vocabulary Guide
- Book Club Calendar
- Conversation Prompts
- Expectations for Book Club Anchor Chart / Student Reference Sheet
- Student Self-Evaluation Forms
- Running Record Assessment Tool
- Student Reading Response Guide
- Comprehension Assessment Rubric
- Common Core State Standard Assessment
Common Core Alignment
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Hatchet Resource Set
Book Club Management Resources
Meeting #1: Reading Closely
Meeting #2: Asking Questions As You Read a Text
Meeting #3: Finding Evidence to Answer Questions About the Text
Meeting #4: Understanding the Text
Meeting #5: Citing Specific Examples and Details to Support Your Conclusions
Hatchet Focus Assessment and Rubric
Hatchet Common Core Assessment
Hatchet Running Record
Student Resources in Spanish
Hatchet Vocabulary Connections
Common Core Alignment:
L.4.4a L.4.5c L.4.6
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