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50-page novel study packetCommon Core-alignedVariety of question typesGraphic Organizers Comprehension pagesVocabulary practiceStudent activitiesEnd of Unit projects & rubrics Kylie’s Korner

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TABLE OF CONTENTSAssignment LogMeet the AuthorGeographyChapter SummariesCharacter LogStory ConflictsBefore Reading Survival QuizVocabulary Ch. 1 – 5Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Digging DeeperVocabulary Ch. 6 – 10Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Digging DeeperVocabulary Ch. 11 – 15Chapter 02Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 15Digging DeeperVocabulary Ch. 16 – Epi.Chapter 16Chapter 17Chapter 18Chapter 1931323334353637383940EpilogueDigging DeeperAfter Reading Comic StripActivity PageBook vs. FilmFinal Project GuideFinal Project Rubrics4142434445464748-50

ASSIGNMENT LOGToday’s DateChapter(s) We’re ReadingBook Guide Assignment3Due Date

ASSIGNMENT LOGToday’s DateChapter(s) We’re ReadingBook Guide Assignment4Due Date

MEET the AUTHORBorn in 1939, Gary Paulsen is one ofAmerica's most popular writers for bothchildren and adults. Although he was nevera dedicated student, Paulsen developed apassion for reading at an early age. After alibrarian gave him a book to read - alongwith his own library card - he was hooked!He began spending hours alone in thebasement of his apartment, reading onebook after another.At 14 years old, Paulsen ran away fromhome to travel with a carnival. Here, heacquired a taste for adventure. During thesummer, he worked on a farm and hadother jobs, including an engineer,construction worker, ranch hand, truckdriver, and sailor.Eventually, Paulsen moved to Minnesota and began work with trapping animals.During this time, he worked closely with sled dogs, which led him to compete in thefamous Iditarod race, a 1,180-mile Alaskan dogsled race, twice. This excitingexperience in his life inspired many of his later publications.Other books of Paulsen’s were inspired by the experiences that he had in hischildhood. As a young boy, his father was an officer in the U.S. army, and his motherworked in a factory during World War II. Paulsen spent a lot of time with hisgrandmother and aunts. When he turned seven years old, Paulsen and his parentsmoved to the Philippines. They returned to the United States three years later, butthey moved often. Paulsen never spent more than five months in any one school.In the early 1960s, Gary Paulsen began his writing career. Paulsen published morethan one hundred seventy-five books and about two hundred short stories andmagazine articles. His genres include both fiction and nonfiction works, and hispublications were written for both children and adults in as many as eleven otherlanguagesPaulsen, a Newberry book medal winner, currently lives in New Mexico with hiswife, artist Ruth Wright Paulsen, who has illustrated several of his books.5

GEOGRAPHYLe t’s u se th e m a p a b o v e to h e lp u s u n d e rsta n d w h e re o u r sto ry is ta k in g p la ce ca lle d th e se ttin g .Pa y a tte n tio n to d e ta ils th a t ca n h e lp u s d e te rm in e w h e re Bria n e n d s u p a lo n g th e w a y . Be su re to n u m b e r,co lo r, a n d la b e l h is p a th . U se e v id e n ce fro m th e sto ry , if p o ssib le , to su p p o rt y o u r re a so n in g .6

CHAPTER SUMMARIES#Summary of Chapter (4-5 sentences only)123457Illustration

CHAPTER SUMMARIES#Summary of Chapter (4-5 sentences only)6789108Illustration

CHAPTER SUMMARIES#Summary of Chapter (4-5 sentences only)11121314159Illustration

CHAPTER SUMMARIES#Summary of Chapter (4-5 sentences only)16171819Epi.10Illustration

CHARACTER LOGCharacterPhysicalDescriptionNon-Physical DescriptionBrianRobesonThe ence that BestDescribes Character(Include citation)

STORY CONFLICTSEXTERNAL : a conflict that a character has w ith som eone or som ething else; aproblem w ith an OUTSIDE forceExam ple(s) from tervs.SocietyINTERNAL : a conflict that takes place w ithin a character’s m ind or heart; aproblem w ith an INSIDE forceExam ple(s) from StoryCharactervs.Self12

Before Reading Have you ever flown in an airplane before? If you have, write about yourexperience. If you have not, write about what you think it would be like.*Y o u r r e s p o n s e s h o u ld t a k e u p a ll o f t h e lin e s .Read the back cover of the book.What genre do you think Hatchet is?How do you know?Next to each statement, write an ”A” if you agree or a “D” if you Disagree If y o u r p a r e n t s d o s o m e t h in g t o m a k e y o u a n g r y , y o u s h o u ld t a lk t o t h e m a b o u t it .S e c r e t s s h o u ld n o t b e t o ld .A w ild a n im a l w ill n o t b o t h e r y o u u n le s s y o u b o t h e r it .F e e lin g s o r r y f o r y o u r s e lf d o e s n ’t h e lp a n y t h in g .T h e b e s t w a y t o le a r n is f r o m y o u r m is t a k e s .It is b e t t e r t o w a it a n d h a v e p a t ie n c e t h a n t o r u s h in t o t h in g s .T o k e e p o n t o p o f t h in g s , s t a y p o s it iv e .W e c o n t r o l w h a t h a p p e n s in o u r liv e s b a s e d o n o u r a c t io n s .O n ly t h e s t r o n g s u r v iv e , n o t t h e w e a k .C r y in g o r r e le a s in g y o u r e m o t io n s m a k e s y o u a s t r o n g e r p e r s o n .13

SURVIVAL QUIZ!Survival is an important theme in this novel. If youwere in Brian’s situation, could you make it?Complete this Survival Quiz to find out!1.I have been fishing.2.I have slept out under the stars before without a tent.YN3.I can set up a tent with no help or instructions.YN4.I can hunt.YN5.I could build a fort using only objects in the wilderness.YN6.7.When I’m hungry, I can still think clearly.I can use a compass.YYNN8.I can determine direction (N, S, E, W) basedonthe sunrise/sunset.YN9.I have been hunting before.YN10.I could create a bow and arrow from objects found in the wilderness.YN11.I have caught a fish with my bare hands.YN12.I know what to do when I see a wild animal (bear, mountain lion, etc.).YN13.I know basic first aid.YN14.15.I know how to collect water in the wilderness.I know what to do in the event of a snake bite.YYNN16. I can recognize poisonous from non-poisonous snakes.YN17.I can recognize poisonous from non-poisonous plants/berries.YN18.I have experience traveling on my own.YN19.I can recognize the symptoms of a heart attack.YN20. I can find food sources in the forest (edible plants, berries, etc.).YN21.YNI can start a fire without any matches/tools.Ok, Let’s see how you’d do Mostly Y’s Hooray! You don’t have to worry, because you know enough to make it!Half & Half Not too bad You have enough skills, but you could always learn more!Mostly N’s Uh Oh! You have a lot to learn in order to survive the wilderness!14

Vocabulary Ch. 1 - 5WordPart ofSpeechDefinitionam phibiousaudiblehum m ocksturbulen cew in ce15In a Dictionary, it’s betweenthese two guide words

Chapter 11.2.“Visitation rights” probably meansa. Brian’s right to visit his friendsb. Brian’s right to travel alonec. Brian’s mother’s rights to visit Briand. Brian’s right to visit his parentsThe mood of the first chapter isa. comicalb. scaryc. sadd. joyfulFrom what point of view is the story being told?How do you know?Constructed Response : Brian thinks about “the secret,” but he doesn’t tell uswhat the secret is. What do you think it might be?Sketch a picture of a scene described in Chapter 1. Include and label details from the text.16

Chapter 21.When Brian has to fly the plane himself, what prior experience helps him?a. He has read a lot of books and seen a lot of movies about planesb. The pilot let him take the controls for a few minutes earlier in the flightc. He used to fly with his uncled. He had watched the pilot very closely2.So far, Brian can be described asa. confusedb. vulnerable and afraidc. angry and frustratedd. all of the aboveWhen there is no answer from the radio, Brian thinks about his situation anddecides that he has two choices. What are those choices? Constructed Response : Identify one emotion that Brian experiences in thischapter. Back up your reasoning with evidence/examples from the text.Can You Solve this?According to details provided in this chapter, what was the total amount of timethat Brian was flying in the plane? Show your work below.17

Chapter 3F i gur at i ve L anguage Al e r t !What?What kind is it?Page number?1. As the plane begins to crash into the lake, what animal does Brian see?a. A moosec. A wolfb. A duckd. None of the aboveThe author provides a sensory description of the crash landing. Fill in the chart below withexamples of the sensory details used.Sights?Sounds?Smells?Constructed Response: The author mentions that Brian hears screaming during the crash.Who do you think he hears screaming? Use information from the text and your own ideas tosupport your answer.18

Chapter 41.Which sequence best describes the order of events so far?1. The plane crashed into the lake.2. Brian felt like his legs were on fire, and his head felt like a hammer was hitting it.3. Brian vomited.4. The pilot had a heart attack and died.a.b.2.2, 4, 1, 31, 2, 4, 3c. 3, 2, 4, 1d. 4, 3, 1, 2Which statement from Hatchet contains a cause-effect relationship?a. The crash is over and I am alive, he thought.b. He raised himself and crawled out of the water, grunting with pain of movement.c. Because of the mosquitoes, the backs of his hands were puffy and his eyes werealmost swollen shut, and he saw everything through a narrow squint.d. The pilot in the plane, down in the water, down into the blue water strapped in theseat Consider what we’ve learned about Brian’s relationship with his mother. Use information inthe text to complete the following statements: I have learned that the “secret” is about I now understand why Brian and his motherLook at the following statement. Is it correct? If not, make corrections!the cessna crashed because the plane hits a tree19

Chapter 51. What problem happened when the pilot had the heart attack?a. The plane went to the left and off the flight plan.b. The plane went toward America.c. The plane went to the right and off the flight plan.d. The plane stayed on the flight plan.Make a list of all the possessions Brian has with him. Then, rank the items in orderof importance to Brian’s survival.Constructed Response: Explain why you chose that item as the most important. Be sure toback up your answer with evidence from the text and your own thinking!F i gur at i ve L anguage Al e r t !What?What kind is it?Page number?20

DIGGING DEEPER Extended Constructed Response:Read the following question based on Chapters 1-5 of Hatchet. Write youranswer on the lines provided and support your thinking with evidence fromthe text and your own thoughts. Hint: There are 2 parts to this question Youranswer should be in paragraphs and take up most of the lines!v How did you react to Brian’s thoughts and actions afterthe plane crash? Do you think that he is being reasonableor unreasonable and why?21

Vocabulary Ch. 6 - 10WordPartofSpeechDefinitionpulverizeapparen tconv ulsedorm an tsm oldered22In a Dictionary, it’s betweenthese two guide words

Chapter 61.Brian decides to look for berry bushes, but he wants to keep the lake in sight. Why?a. He believes the plane might rise to the surface of the lake.b. He doesn’t want to be away from his shelter.c. He knows berry bushes always grow close to water.d. Brian is scared a bear might attack him in the woods.Brian is extremely hungry. Cite a piece of evidence from the text to support thisstatement.Constructed Response : Who does Brian blame for his current situation? Explainhis thinking. Be sure to back up your answer with evidence from the text andyour own thinking!Use the flow chart below to record how Brian found the berries andwhat he did when he found them. You may draw pictures, write in theboxes, or both!n23n

Chapter 7F i gur at i ve L anguage Al e r t !What?What kind is it?Page number?Explain what Brian is thinking whenhe looks at his reflection in the lake.Complete the following cause and effect relationships:Cause: Brian ate a lot of berriesCause:Effect:Effect: Brian ”did nothing, thoughtnothing”24

Chapter 81.An appropriate title for Chapter 8 could be a. The Land of Plentyc. Getting Sickb. A Strange Visitord. The First FishWhat mistake did Brian make in using his hatchet?How could this have been a costly error?rianBseoage d am?ssemeWhatrom his drget fPrediction! Brian has now discovered that he can create sparks from hishatchet. What do you think will happen next? Draw/write your response.25

Chapter 9What are three characteristics you would use todescribe Brian in this chapter?CharacteristicEvidence from the TextComplete the following cause and effect relationships:Cause: Brian successfully made aFire.Cause:Effect:Effect: Brian’s mood changed tosad.QUWho is Brian’s”hungry friend?”Why is this friend hungry?26

Chapter 10How long has Brian now been in the Canadian wilderness?Constructed Response : Why did Brian think that “he had never felt so richsomehow?” Be sure to back up your answer with evidence from the text andyour own thinking!Fill out the t-chart below using evidence from the text Advantages of Brian’s FireEven though Brian didn’tlike the taste of the eggs,he ate them anyways. Whydo you think so?Disadvantages of Brian’s FireO27

DIGGING DEEPER Extended Constructed Response:Read the following question based on Chapters 6-10 of Hatchet. Write youranswer on the lines provided and support your thinking with evidence fromthe text and your own thoughts. Hint: There are 2 parts to this question Youranswer should be in paragraphs and take up most of the lines!v What caused Brian to cry until he was all cried out? Haveyou ever felt this