Hatchet Novel Study: Digital + Printable Book Unit: activities & quizzes

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Gay Miller
Grade Levels
5th - 7th
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Are you tired of pulling resources from many sources? This comprehensive Hatchet Digital + Printable Novel Study includes vocabulary practice, comprehension quizzes, constructed response writing prompts, skill practice, and language arts lessons aligned to the Common Core Standards (CCSS) for grades 5 – 7.

Check out all three versions of the Hatchet Book Unit to determine which best fits your teaching needs and style.

Version #1 -- Hatchet [Gary Paulsen] Google Digital + Boom Learning + Printable Book Unit (This product contains the full printable version + interactive quizzes + Boom Learning Decks + Google Digital Slides.)

Version #2 -- Hatchet [Gary Paulsen] Printable Book Unit (This product contains the full printable version.)

Version #3 -- Hatchet [Gary Paulsen] Abridged Printable Book Unit (This version contains vocabulary practice, comprehension questions, and constructed response writing.)


This novel study includes links to digital resources. Boom Learning is used for multiple-choice, short answer, and fill-in-the-blank questions such as comprehension questions and vocabulary practice.

Activities that require more open-ended responses may be found in Google Slides. This includes all the writing prompts with organizers for students to plan responses.


Lesson Plans at a Glance


  • List (20 focus words)
  • Bookmarks
  • Word Cards
  • Practice Booklet (12-page booklet)
  • Test

Comprehension and Writing

  • 10 Comprehension Quizzes (1 for every two chapters) with multiple choice, sequencing, matching, and short answer
  • 10 Constructed Response Writing Questions

Story Elements

  • Character
  • Setting
  • Point of View
  • Conflict
  • Plot
  • Theme
  • Story Map

Descriptive Writing Lessons

  1. What is Descriptive Language?
  2. Imagery
  3. Figurative Language - Simile, Metaphor, & Personification
  4. Alliteration, Onomatopoeia, and Repetition
  5. Setting the Stage
  6. Writing your Description
  7. Editing a Descriptive Paragraph

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Total Pages
240 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.


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