Hatchet Novel Study

Smart Simple Novel Studies
Grade Levels
6th - 8th, Homeschool
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49 pages
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Smart Simple Novel Studies


Our lives are full of distinctive markers where we are changed forever. For Brian, "the secret" and the subsequent divorce are just such events. Little does he know that this is just the beginning and that this summer break will forever change everything.

Help students grapple with fear, hope, relationships, right, and wrong through schema activation, predictions, space to record independent thinking, journal prompts, get out of the book activities and personal reflection questions that encourage deep thinking and interaction with the text and their world. Do not let the word simple in Smart Simple Novel Studies or Smart Simple Homeschool scare you. The simple part is for you the educator or parent - simply purchase and print. Rest assured, all resources created by Smart Simple Homeschool are designed to challenge your learner to think, learn, know, do and become.

Total Pages
49 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.


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