Hatchet Assignment - Brian's Survival Manual Creative Writing Novel Activity

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Hatchet Assignment Brian's Survival Manual - This creative writing assignment has students use information from Hatchet by Gary Paulsen to create a survival manual. Students play the role of protagonist, Brian, after his rescue when he is asked to write a survival manual for the Canadian government. This assignment will allow students to use text evidence from the novel to share the lessons that Brian learned during his experience in the wilderness in a fun and creative way.

Included In The Hatchet Assignment: ➡️ Brian's Survival Manual Assignment Student Instruction Handout: This handout includes everything students need to get started on the project. Students will imagine that they are Brian after the rescue. As a result of all the media attention, they are given a publishing deal to write a survival manual for the Canadian government! They will share what they have learned about necessary supplies, building a shelter, finding food, preparing a signal for rescue, and animal dangers.

➡️ Survival Manual Blank Template: Now that students have an understanding of their task, share this eye-catching two-page template where students can write their manual. The templates are organized by sections, and students can fill them out with text evidence from the novel.

➡️ Project Teacher Rubric: After students have completed the project, use this ready-to-use rubric to assess writing conventions, content, and organization of ideas.

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practicing using evidence while writing using the context of the categories listed in the project. We are having so much fun searching for proof.

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great way to wrap up the book.

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