Book Study: Hatchet

In this book club style class, we will read and discuss the book Hatchet. Students will take a deep dive into the characters and plot with fun extension activities.
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Completed by 9 learners
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45 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 5 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Students will share their thoughts and feelings around the novel, as well as, practice essential reading skills needed to be a successful reader.
I have shared this book in my classroom as a read aloud, guided reading book, and as a book study.  This book offers a variety of themes that lends itself to diverse discussions.  Students often make many connections with the main characters in this book and I love to hear their stories.  I have created this course based on my experience using this novel in my classroom with a diverse group of learners and I can't wait to share it with you!
Students will be expected to have read the chapters ahead of time as laid out in the course description.  Students will finish activities outside of class time if needed.
 2 files available upon enrollment
Paper Pencil Copy of the book Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (can be found at amazon.com for $6.99) Copies of printables I will provide
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Gary Paulsen's Hatchet is an intense, fast, and exciting read. The main character is a 13-year-old boy whose parents are divorced. He survives a plane crash in the Canadian wilderness en route to visit his father and must use the hatchet his mother once gave him to stay alive. Infidelity is mentioned as the cause of his parent's divorce. There are details describing how the plane crashes and the boy becomes stranded.  Depression and suicide are touched in this book as well as hunting animals to stay alive.  
Each student will need their own copy of the book Hatchet by Gary Paulsen


Tarah Sullivan, M.ED & B.S. Elementary Education
Lives in the United States
Reading Specialist
18 total reviews
31 completed classes

About Me

Hello!  I'm so happy to meet you.  I am interested in teaching all things reading, including comprehension strategies, vocabulary development, fluency, and book study groups as well as dance and fitness.  I am a certified elementary teacher in... 
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