Hatchet – Book Summary and Project Review
Brian Robeson is the thirteen-year-old son of divorced parents. As he travels on a bush plane to visit his father in the oil field in northern Canada for the summer, the pilot suffers a heart attack and dies. Brian tries to land the plane, but ends up crash-landing into a lake in a forest, saving nothing but his hatchet (a gift from his mother) and his own life. The story begins to unfold as Brian attempts to survive in the endless wilderness with only his hatchet.
Each day students read a chapter; create a concise summary of the main events in the chapter; make a prediction; and add a creative title to each chapter. In addition, while reading, students will be on the hunt for signposts. Students will meet in groups to discuss the book and their independent work.
As a culminating project, students will create a life-size image of Brian. Please reference your child's Hatchet packet to find more information.