This unit is designed for Grade Seven, Eight and Nine students. Students may use either Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen or Men of Stone, by Gayle Friesen. Students are required to write five different essays as they read and study the novel. These five essays develop skills in writing: two Personal Response Essays, a Cause and Effect Essay, an Opinion Essay and an Analysis Essay. Support is given for each essay assignment by describing the information students will need to include in each paragraph.