Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

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Accompany a reading of Gary Paulsen's, Hatchet, with a brief presentation that details the story's characters and setting, and challenges scholars to answer a question about survival. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Direct learners to answer the presentation's questions in written form—a blog entry or essay
  • Play the presentation prior to starting the book to provide essential information and gain attention 
  • Invite class members to share their question responses with their peers 
Classroom Considerations

  • Typos are visible, but do not take away from the overall understanding of the presentation 
Pros

  • Uses real-world photographs for slide backgrounds 
  • Question prompts pupils to step into the main character's shoes 
Cons