Hatchet

Intro:
Have you ever wondered what would happen to you if you were stranded? Have you ever wondered what you would have to do if you encountered a dangerous animal? After reading Hatchet you will be fully prepared to survive the wilderness and survive Six Grade Camp (No, your teachers will not leave you stranded to find food or fight off bears!).  We will test our reading/writing skills by learning from the experience of the main character and draw on his adventure to prepare us to make friends, conquer our fears and have fun outdoors. 

Time:
We are going to read the book from April 8th – April 18th.  Reading will be completed in class, however, there will be activities for you to complete at home (Don’t worry you will be provided with all the resources you need).

Overview of Hatchet from: Amazon.com
Brian Robertson, sole passenger on a Cessna 406, is on his way to visit his father when the tiny bush plane crashes in the Canadian wilderness. With nothing but his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present, Brian finds himself completely alone.
Challenged by his fear and despair — and plagued with the weight of a dreadful secret he’s been keeping since his parent’s divorce — brian must tame his inner demons in order to survive. It will take all his know-how and determination, and more courage than he knew he possessed.

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