Hatchet  by Gary Paulsen is one of my very favorite novels to teach.  I am always on the hunt for ways to pull in my struggling boys,...

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen is one of my very favorite novels to teach. I am always on the hunt for ways to pull in my struggling boys,.

Growing a STEM Classroom: Using a STEM Challenge with the Novel, Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

What teacher doesn't love to use novels in the classroom? As a STEM coordinator, I am always looking for creative ways for teachers to integrate STEM engineering and design challenges into their classroom activities.

A puzzle worksheet featuring characters and vocabulary from the book Hatchet by Gary Paulsen.  This would make a great handout for early finishers or a fun homework assignment when studying this book.  Puzzlers must look for the words in all directions including backwards and diagonally and there are some overlapping words.

Hatchet Word Search Puzzle

Free study guide for Hatchet with activities!

Brian Robeson, must survive a wilderness ordeal after a plan crash leaves him stranded alone in the wilds of Canada with only a hatchet and his determination to stay alive. "Hatchet," by Gary Paulsen

Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen is a novel that takes place during the year 1776. It is about a 13-year-old boy named Samuel living during the Revolutionary War whose house is burnt down by British soldiers. When Samuel investigates the scene of devastation, he finds dead bodies, but none of the bodies were his parents.

Paulsen, G. New York: Ember, a trademark of Random House, Inc. YA novel which gives a fictional account of the American Revolutionary War's impact on the American frontier. Potential use in US History.

Author Interview with Gary Paulsen...What inspired you to write Hatchet?      I was spending a lot of time in the brush, with the dogs, and I didn't have access to stores. I had to carry everything I needed, do without, or find a substitute on the trail. I was prepared and got better at knowing what I'd need with each trip, but I wondered how well I'd do without any supplies....

Author Gary Paulsen writes a wonderful adventure that carries you away and teaches boys self-reliance. I'd read this with my son at night and then take it into my own room to take a sneak peek ahead.

This comprehensive novel unit for Hatchet, written by Gary Paulsen, has everything you need: questions, vocabulary, problem-based learning, summarizing and theme activities!

Hatchet Unit - Comprehensive Novel Study (Newbery Award Winner)

NO TEACHER PREP! Thorough author study on famous author Gary Paulsen. Complete biography, follow-up reading response questions, and enrichment projects. Great asset to any Gary Paulsen novel study.  Award winning writer Gary Paulsen authored "The Hatchet", "The River" and "Brian's Winter" to name a few.$

Gary Paulsen Author Study, Biography Reading Response & Projects

NO TEACHER PREP! Thorough author study on famous author Gary Paulsen. Complete biography, follow-up reading response questions, and enrichment projects. Great asset to any Gary Paulsen novel study. Award winning writer Gary Paulsen authored "The Hatchet", "The River" and "Brian's Winter" to name a few.$

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