Hatchet Novel Study Unit

Hatchet Novel Study Unit
Hatchet Novel Study Unit
Hatchet Novel Study Unit
Hatchet Novel Study Unit
Hatchet Novel Study Unit
Hatchet Novel Study Unit
Hatchet Novel Study Unit
Hatchet Novel Study Unit
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Product Description

This Hatchet novel study is designed as a book companion for Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. The easy-to-implement plans and activities can save you hours of prep for literature circles or book clubs, and the trifolds offer purposeful Hatchet activities that require students to focus on text analysis and responding to literature. The vocabulary component builds word knowledge and academic vocabulary.

This no fluff Hatchet novel study engages students, but it doesn't overwhelm your readers with countless chapter questions that just require them to regurgitate the text.

Standards-aligned & perfect for novel studies, small group book clubs or lit circles, independent reading, or as a way to monitor and teach during read alouds.

Skills addressed:

✔Main Idea & Summary

✔Analyzing Text

✔Making Inferences & Drawing Conclusions

✔Analyzing Characters, Relationships, & Change over Time

✔Sensory & Descriptive Language - Visualization

✔Vocabulary & Context Clues

✔Cause & Effect

And so much more!

Product Contents:

• Instructional planning guide

• 4 paper-saving novel study trifolds - up to 20 instructional days

• 4 weekly word of the day flip books for text-based vocabulary

• Cut & paste comprehension prompts for interactive journals

• Easy-to-follow directions for printing & prep

• Trifold Answer keys

Benefits of Trifolds over Traditional Novel Units:

❑ Foldable format provides novelty and encourages student engagement

❑ Daily comprehension focus builds reading comprehension skills vs. plot recall

❑ Less overwhelming to reluctant readers and writers

❑ Requires deep analysis and application of text-based knowledge

❑ Encourages discussion about skills & strategies

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Pay only $6 for this novel study when you purchase it as part a Build Your Own Trifold Novel Study Bundle!

Other novel studies available for Gary Paulsen books:

Brian's Winter

The River


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Total Pages
63 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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