The young adult novel, Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen is the story of how Brian survives on his own after a plane crash in the Canadian wilderness. Students will experience some of Brian’s adventures through hands-on survival skills and knowledge.
- RL.4.2 Analyze literary text development. a. Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text. b. Summarize the text, incorporating a theme determined from details in the text.
- RL.4.3 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
- RL.4.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. Activate prior knowledge and draw on previous experiences in order to make text-to-self or text-to-text connections and comparisons.
Character, Setting, Theme, Survival, Wilderness