Hatchet - Character Map

Hatchet - Character Map
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Hatchet Lesson Plans

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Lesson Plans by Becky Harvey

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen tells the story of Brian, a young boy who survives a plane crash that leaves him alone in the wilderness in Canada. Through internal conflict, external forces working against him, and with the help of his hatchet (a recent present from his mother), Brian learns to survive on his own. Paulsen breaks down the different types of conflict and helps his readers better understand how a small event can affect the larger plot of a story.


Hatchet

Storyboard Description

Hatchet Lesson Plans - Characters Though there are few characters in the book, each one who is mentioned has a very powerful impact on the protagonist: Brian. In this analysis, students should think about the impact each character had on Brian and his ability to survive after the crash. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.6 Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.8.3 Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.

Storyboard Text

  • Brian Robeson
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  • Brave, motivated, self-sufficient, emotionally torn
  • Surviving the plane crash, being stuck out in the wild, having to fend for himself for his survival, he learned to put his parents' divorce into perspective.
  • “That's all it took to solve problems - just sense.” (pg. 167)
  • The Pilot
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  • Brian's Mom
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  • Brian's Dad
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  • Terry
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  • Mr. Perpich
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