Survival Stories

Lesson 13


Summarize the excerpt from Hatchet.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (pp. 113–120, 161–170) 

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Target Task


Writing Prompt

Summarize the excerpt. In your summary, be sure to describe how the characters in the story respond to the main challenges. Also, be sure to determine a main theme of the excerpt.

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Common Core Standards

  • RL.5.2 — Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

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