Due Date: Friday, May 24 To end the Hatchet novel study, you will choose and complete one of the following projects to illustrate your understanding of the story. You have complete freedom to choose ANY of the projects below. Please read the individual assignment descriptions CAREFULLY so that you may get the best possible score. You will have one week of class time to work on these assignments but any work not completed in school must be finished at home. Choose your partner wisely.
With a partner, brainstorm a list of problems that Brian faces in the book, emotional, physical, mental, etc. Then, one of you should write a letter to an advice columnist as Brian. Your partner will be the advice columnist and write a response letter. Each letter will be a minimum of 200 words.
Create a collage for Brian. On one side of the collage represent with visuals (pictures from magazines or internet, graphic data, etc.) how the Brian sees himself at the beginning of the story (not their physical appearance but their personality). On the other side of the collage, represent with visuals how Brian sees himself by the end of the story (again, look at personality not physical appearance). Attach a paragraph for each side that explains why used the visuals you chose.
Draw a colored comic strip that illustrates all of the important events in the story. Your comic must be at least 8 panels long and should include speech bubbles, thought bubbles and/or captions. You may work with a partner on this particular assignment. If it becomes clear one student is completing more of the work, the partnership will be separated and a new project will be assigned.
Create the “mental journal” Brian keeps referring to in the story. Remember Brian wants to share with his dad some major achievements from his time in the woods. There needs to be a visual image as well as a written component with each event/achievement. Because it is a journal, please include the day the achievement was made (if known) otherwise, I expect the journal to be in order of the story. You may work with a partner on this particular assignment. If it becomes clear one student is completing more of the work, the partnership will be separated and a new project will be assigned.
Diorama – Create a diorama from any scene in Hatchet. You can use whatever materials you wish such as sand, playdough, clay, sticks, straws, figurines, paper, rocks, leaves, edible materials, etc. The sky is the limit. Materials such as paint, markers, pencil crayons, tape, glue, stir sticks, popsicle sticks, cardboard rolls, string, and paper are other materials that may help as well. Any needed materials should be brought from home. There are a lot of descriptions in the book so it is important to be accurate. ALSO, please include a description of why you included what you did in the diorama. Use specific references from the book (page numbers) and make your description and diorama very detailed.
Board Game (2 – 3 people) Design a board game to be played based on Hatchet and Brian’s journey through the novel. The object of the game is to get Brian safely out of the wilderness to home. Be sure to include directions for the game and all playing pieces necessary to play.
Plot Diagram Using the plot diagram and the novel, Hatchet, record the story events as they fit into the six parts of plot: Exposition, Main Problem, Rising Action (complications included), Climax, Falling Action and Resolution. Remember that this is a final project and should look professional.