Monday, April 1, 2013

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

We watched Gary Paulsen Author Video 2010  Paulsen shared, "I don't write down. I write the best I can.  For young people I tell them to read like a wolf eats, read when they tell you not to read, and read what they tell you not to read."

Our next Literacy piece is  Gary Paulsen's Hatchet Trailer and there are others like Hatchet: The Movie trailer :)

Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane in which he is flying crashes. Suddenly, Brian finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but a tattered Windbreaker and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present. Referred from the back book cover.

We will listen to the story using iTunes and will be using Hatchet Study Guide but you can listen via youtube Hatchet Audiobook Part 1   Hatchet Audiobook Part 2   Hatchet Audiobook Part 3 

 Here are a few of our literacy assignments

Chapter 1, p. 1-12 Traveling to Canada
p. 14 #1 Why is Brian visiting his father in Canada? How does Brian feel about his mother?
p. 12 Quick Write (5 min.) Think of a time when you needed to finish a challenging task, like solving a tricky math problem or puzzle.
Chapter 2, 13-24 Flying the Plane
Together think about what Brian was thinking
·     GREAT READERS infer characters’ feelings and actions through reading their dialogue and what other characters say about them.
Evidence from the text
My inference about how the character feels
The text says . . .
I infer that (THINK)
Trying to fly

He hit a turbulence

He had to fly it somehow. Had to fly the plane

He was flying but did not know where, had no idea where he was going

“Hello? Is there anybody listening on this? Hello . . .”

Please state your difficulty and location. And say over to signal end of transmission.

Chapter 3, p. 25-28
Going to die, Brian thought. Going to die, gonna die,  . . .
Student's are creating a painting of what they imagine Brian sees as he heads into the lake. 
He saw nothing but sensed blue, cold blue-green, and he raked at the seat belt batch, tore his nails loose on one hand.

Artist: Travis

They are starting to create 10 artifacts to use when retelling the story.

Paper Bag Characterization

We are listening to My Life in Dog Years Audio book

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