Hatchet Activity - Survival Pack Creative Assignment for Gary Paulsen's Novel

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Hatchet Activity Brian's Survival Pack - In chapter 17 of Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, protagonist Brian realizes there is a rescue pack on the plane and sets a plan in motion to attempt to retrieve it. You can use this fun Hatchet activity to have students predict what they think Brian should find in the pack and explain why they think each item should be included. This resource allows students to infer what would make survival easier based on Brian's experiences and their understanding of the challenges Brian faces in the novel.

Included In The Hatchet Activity:

➡️ Survival Pack Activity Teacher Instructions: This 1-page, easy-to-follow instruction sheet will allow you to quickly set up this fun activity for your class. The instructions include context for the assignment, as well as a suggestion for class discussion after students complete the activity.

➡️ Welcome To The Canadian Wilderness Poster: This poster can be printed in color and is designed to welcome students to the activity and get them thinking about and visualizing Brian's environment and predicament, which of course leads to his need for a survival pack!

➡️ Survival Pack Brainstorming Sheet: This 1-page brainstorming worksheet can be completed by students individually or in groups. It includes a quote from the novel to set the context for the activity, as well as 10 boxes for students to list survival pack items of their choosing and their reasoning for their choices.

What Teachers Are Saying About This Hatchet Activity:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ My students enjoyed deciding on what to put in their survival packs. We had great discussions about some of the items that they chose.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ My students loved the activities in this resource! It truly makes them think about different aspects of the book. Thank you!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Excellent resource and the students were engaged. Thanks for sharing this!

>>>This resource is included in my unit plan for the novel!

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