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This six-session discussion guide for "Hatchet" by Gary Paulsen is perfect for student-led book clubs or small reading groups. Students learn leadership, communication, and listening skills as they discuss several questions about each section of the book, using evidence to back up their thinking. These questions are designed to spark deeper understanding of the text. Vocabulary words for students to discuss and/or look up are included for each section. A RAFT (Role, Audience, Format, and Topic) writing assignment is included for a culminating individual writing project. No preparation needed by you - just cut out the questions each week. "Hatchet" is a DRA 40 and was a favorite in my 4th grade classroom. Reading this book in literature circles made several reluctant readers get hooked on Paulsen books.