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HATCHET Unit Plan - Novel Study Bundle (Gary Paulsen) - Literature Guide

Grade Levels
5th - 8th
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    1 - START HERE Contents, Calendar, Pedagogy, & Figurative Language Instructional


    Your learners will enjoy the rigor and creativity of our engaging activities built from best teaching practices. We want to make your lesson planning journey easy, so you can focus on your expertise. This novel study includes a curriculum map pacing guide that offers our day-by-day suggestion for how to plan out your weeks of lessons. Our pedagogy section explains the instructive idea behind the activity, gives ideas for implementation, and aligns it to the standards. We've filmed some training videos on (1) how to assemble a Novel Analysis Packet that is unique to the academic needs of your learners and (2) how to effectively use our Quickwrite writing prompts.

    TEXT: HATCHET by Gary Paulsen

    LEVEL: 5th-8th

    TOTAL: 215 slides/pages

    → Based off the 2006 Simon & Schuster Edition [ISBN: 978-1416936473].

    Pacing Guide and Answer Keys included


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    Both versions & the combo bundle contain the same activities. The only difference is how they are optimized for print/in-person or digital distance learning. The print/in-person version is formatted to save you photocopies and ink, while the digital makes use of colorful, rich graphics and more space for working along with easy-grade forms. And the Combo bundle includes all of it to meet your shifting needs day-to-day.



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    → Suggested timeline of how a teacher could plan out the unit

    → Detailed explanations of the goals of each activity and how to conduct the activities

    → Meets Common Core Standards

    → Easy to differentiate for different learning levels: Honors, 2nd language learners, and Sped

    Pre-reading Bias Intro Activity (print : digital)

    - answer thematic questions to get students thinking about the novel

    - 1 page + 11-slide activity

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

    Crash Map Activity (print : digital)

    - Students try to solve where Brian crashed

    - 3-page bundle

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

    Crash Tally Activity (print)

    - Students track a tally of how many days Brian has been stranded

    - 1-page analyzer

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

    Plot Chart Analyzer Diagram Arc (print : digital)

    - organize the 6 parts of the plot

    - 1-page analyzer

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

    Conflict Graphic Analyzer - 6 Types of Conflict (print : digital)

    - Students analyze the 6 different types of conflict in stories

    - 1-page analyzer

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

    Characters Analyzer (print : digital)

    - analyze the main characters using novel quotes

    - 4-page analyzer

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3

    Sensory Language Analyzer (print : digital)

    - analyze the sensory language in the novel

    - 1-page analyzer

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4

    Symbols Analyzer (print : digital)

    - analyze the hatchet as a symbol in the novel

    - 1-page analyzer

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4

    Figurative Language Instructional Notes (print : digital)

    - We set out to make the most helpful, most compelling, most graphically attractive teaching resource for you to introduce your learners to all the various figurative language. This 70+ slide slideshow will help you introduce how every many you need to teach your level of learners.

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7

    Figurative Language Activity (print : digital)

    - analyze and complete 51 figures of speech specific to the novel

    - 6-page bundle

    - Similes, Metaphors, Idioms, Hyperboles, Analogies, Personification, Onomatopoeia, Puns, Irony

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4

    Journal - Quickwrite Writing Prompts (print : digital)

    - 1/2 writing assignments to spur much deeper conversational thinking

    - 28-question slideshow

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1

    14 Comprehension Pop Quizzes (print : digital)

    - a 5-question pop quiz per 1-2 chapters

    - 30-slide slideshow

    - 28-pages of Printables

    - The purpose of these is so students who read the chapters recently would ace the quiz and students who didn't read recently would not do well.

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.10

    Vocabulary List and Quiz Assessment (print : digital)

    - 150 vocabulary words from the novel

    - five 30-question lists & quizzes

    - 20-page Bundle includes list of words, quiz, and answer keys

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4

    Essay and Speech (print : digital)

    - 3 response to literature essay options for students to choose from; optional delivery of essay as a speech

    - Includes essay topics and speech grading rubrics

    - 6-page bundle

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1

    Movie vs. Novel Comparison (print : digital)

    - 2-page analyzer

    - Students compare & contrast the movie and novel

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7

    Enjoy! And remember, "so much of all this, so much of all living was patience and thinking."



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    Total Pages
    215 pages & slides
    Answer Key
    Included with rubric
    Teaching Duration
    2 months
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    Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
    By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.


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