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Activity Overview


After you've finished reading Hatchet, or after finishing a chapter, ask your students to complete a literary element scavenger hunt! Give them a list of elements or devices to find and have them create a storyboard that depicts and explains the use of each in the story! They will have an absolute blast and earn mastery of the words when they are completed.

Possible literary elements include:


Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 6-8

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual

Type of Activity: Figurative Language

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/8/4] Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts


Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a storyboard that shows different literary elements from Hatchet by Gary Paulsen.


  1. Review your list of literary elements.
  2. Look for three examples of literary elements from the text.
  3. Illustrate each example using a combination of scenes, characters, and items.
  4. Type in a description of what the literary element does to enhance Hatchet.



Rubric

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Literary Elements Rubric
Create a storyboard that shows different literary elements from the story.
Proficient Emerging Beginning
Identification of Literary Elements
All literary elements are correctly identified.
Most literary elements are correctly identified.
Few literary elements are correctly identified.
Illustration
Illustrations show attention to the details of the story and demonstrate connection to the literary elements.
Illustrations demonstrate connection to the literary elements.
Illustrations show little connection to the literary elements.
Description of Literary Elements
Descriptions clearly explain what the literary elements do to enhance the story.
Most descriptions tell what the literary elements do to enhance the story.
Descriptions are unrelated to the literary elements.
Spelling and Grammar
Spelling and grammar is mostly accurate. Mistakes do not get in the way of understanding.
Spelling is very inaccurate and hinders full understanding.
Text is very difficult to understand.




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