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Free Lesson Plans for Hatchet

Hatchet is one book your students will certainly remember.  Gary Paulsen wonderfully tells the story of Brian, who is forced to pilot a plane and land it on a deserted island.  There, he must learn to survive. 

With this book, great opportunity arises to teach students about examining the author's craft.  We teach our students to pay attention to Gary Paulsen's word usage, imagery, use of suspense, and even symbolism.  Of course, we also take a look at literary elements too, such as theme, point of view, and setting.  Take a look at our free sample handouts.

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