Hatchet Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocabulary, activities, tests

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This 133 page book study for Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen, contains comprehension by chapter, vocabulary challenges, creative reading response activities and projects, tests, and much more!

You will find this literature guide to be teacher and student friendly. It contains a wide variety of question types, along with open-ended graphic organizers and unique activities, all carefully crafted for this particular story.

Focus standards include figurative language, character analysis, theme, plot, point of view, opinion writing, and more.

This complete book unit requires very little preparation on your part. Included is a unit map that lays everything out for you. Perfect for whole class, small group, or independent study!


1) Chapter Packet
•Each section covers 2 chapters and contains the following 6 parts.
→Quickwrite: Warms up student brains before reading.
→2 sets of True/False, Sequencing, and/or Multiple Choice questions.
→Standards Focus: an activity focused on Reading Literature standards.
→Comprehension and Analysis: 4 short answer questions.
→Vocabulary: Practice with 3 new words for each section of reading.
→Beyond: Creative activity that might include art, brainstorming, or writing.

2) 21 Reading Response Activities
•Questions and Answers
•Theme Thoughts
•Lessons Learned
•Main Events
•How to Make a Fire
•Cause and Effect (2 versions)
•The New Brian
•Hatchet: Brian's Changes
•You vs. Character
•Brian's Wilderness
•Dear Diary
•My Book Cover
•Reading Strategy: Predictions
•Would You Rather...?
•My Survival Kit
•EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it!
•My Survival Brochure
•What if...?

3) Setting Anchor Poster
•Comes in color and b/w
•Complements Setting activity

4) Culminating Project Choices
•9 project choices for students to complete after they finish the novel
•Includes grading sheet

5) Free-writing Journal
•3 decorative posters containing thought-provoking quotes from Hatchet
•Free-writing journal template for students to write about the quotes

6) Complete Vocabulary List
•Organized by chapter and page number
•Comes with and without definitions

7) Vocabulary Review Packet
•Includes practice with definitions, synonyms, antonyms, and context clues

8) Vocabulary Word Wall Cards
•Full color with illustration
•Each card has illustration, part of speech, and definition
•Use for display, direct instruction, and vocabulary practice

9) Vocabulary Flash cards
•Contains words on the front and definitions on the back
•Black-line printables

10) Student Bookmarks
•Use as references
•Attractive art and memorable quotes

11) Student Packet Covers
•One each for chapter packet, vocabulary packet, and activity packet, and assessment packet

12) Easy planning
•Unit map tells you when to use what
•Table of Contents
•Teacher instructions

13) Assessments
•Test on comprehension and vocabulary
•Assessment #1: Chapters 1-10
•Assessment #2: Chapters 11-19 and Epilogue

14) Answer keys

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→Please note that MANY resources are included in this study. This is so that teachers may pick and choose what they want to use, since no two classrooms are alike. This is also so that teachers may differentiate for different groups within their classrooms. If you do not wish to purchase the entire big unit with everything included, please check out some of the links below for smaller portions of this complete novel study.

This complete novel study is the best value for your money! However, if you are interested in only individual components from the complete novel study, click on the links below.

Hatchet: Comprehension and Vocabulary by chapter

Hatchet: Reading Response Activities and Projects

Hatchet: Tests, Quizzes, Assessments

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Hatchet Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocabulary, activ
Hatchet Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocabulary, activ
Hatchet Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocabulary, activ
Hatchet Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocabulary, activ
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