Guided Reading Unit Plan
for Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Aligned with 5th grade
English Language Arts Common Core Standards
This unit addresses the following standards:
-Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the
text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from
-Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from
details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
-Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are
used in a text, including
Figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
This packet includes:
-Sample lesson plans for chapters 1-7 including pacing guide and teaching suggestions.
- Six Assessments for similes and metaphors in Hatchet, including answer keys for all assessments
- Nine different essay prompts, including self-to-text and text-to-text prompts.
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