The Hatchet is kind of a big deal to Brians experience. Without it, he would have likely died in the wilderness. Using this organizer, learners will analyze the importance of Brian's hatchet. They will catalog all the various ways the hatchet is useful to him and then analyze what the hatchet provides him with when he gets to use it.
Critical Thinking Novel Companions for The Giver, Sign of the Beaver, Hatchet, The Lightening Thief, Tuck Everlasting, and many more. Get your students thinking and responding with depth and complexity.
Hatchet Film vs. Novel Comparison contains a 2-page Google Drive organizer that will help your learners compare the novel to the film. How is the movie different? After reading the novel, learners will view the film and analyze the differences. This opens up a bunch of fun and critical-thinking conversation about why the film-makers would change parts of the novel for the film. They are, after all, two different works of art.
Hatchet contains many Figurative Language examples for learners to examine. They will need to analyze and determine which of the following it is:* Simile* Metaphor* Idiom* Hyperbole* Analogy* Personification* Onomatopoeia* Pun* IronyWhat is Created for Digital?
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen: Free Activities to Understand the Novel