This Hatchet book unit provides teachers with lesson presentations, activities, as well as assessments (formative and summative). Assessments (homework, test, quizzes, etc) are accompanied with answer keys – some modified assessments are also included.
The unit ends with a project that requires students to create an artifact from Hatchet. Included in the unit, are the tools for teachers to create a Hatchet artifact museum. The end of book project includes a rubric for grading and examples of artifacts that were created, providing your class with ideas.
Also, included in the Hatchet novel study is an analyzing text activity. Teachers can use the PowerPoint presentation lesson to teach about analyzing text. Students can then visit stations around the room that contain reading passages with a combination of fiction and non-fiction text. Each reading passage has an on level and modified question that requires students to analyze the text. The analyzing text activity could be used for teacher observations from the principal or superintendent, as it is a fun and engaging activity for students, yet also meets requirements for Common Core Standards.
The following are included in the unit:
- Book flow to provide teacher with a checklist of activities for each chapter
- An author study
- Quizzes and Tests – comprehension and vocabulary assessments throughout the chapters in the book
- Comprehension questions with multiple choice and extended constructed response
- Text Analysis PowerPoint lesson presentation with stations that include a reading passage with on-level and modified questions
- Games throughout the book to correspond with chapter’s comprehension – Games included are Scoot; I Have, Who Has; and a word find (games come with answers)
- End of book activity
- End of book summative project