Gary Paulsen's acclaimed novels "Hatchet" and "The River" are featured in this combined novel study (151 pages). These guides are presented chapter-by-chapter and include the following distinct sections: Vocabulary, Comprehension Questions (including many higher-level thinking questions); Extension Activities. This curriculum unit includes everything needed to teach the novel including the following concepts / activities: research assignments, cloze activities, creative writing opportunities, character studies, discussion/brainstorming opportunities, literary devices, concept-development, analogies, synonyms and antonyms, parts of speech, investigations of plot and setting, crossword and word search puzzles.
Numerous links to the Common Core Standards.
The writer of these novel studies has had more than 60 curriculum units published. These are available at such as Chapters, Staple and most teacher stores.