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Transcript of *Hatchet
- an area of land where people do not live or grow crops and where there are no buildings.
- happening at the beginning.
- an area of land covered by water where trees and plants grow.
- to make a list of.
- the part inside a car where the speedometer is.
- a pilot whose job is to share the responsibility for flying an aircraft with the main pilot.
- the flat area on either side of your forehead next to your eyes
- the part of a plane where the pilot sits
- a large flat area of land without trees in very cold northern parts of the world
- move to a different position, for example to make space for someone else to sit down
1. Where is Brian going?
2. What did Brian’s mom give him before he got on the plane?
3. Why does Brian keep thinking about Divorce?
4. What happened to the pilot?
- soft metal, regarded as a heavy metal.
. - cardiopulmonary resuscitation: a medical treatment in which you breathe air into someone's mouth and press their chest repeatedly in order to make them start breathing again and make their heart start working again
- made of sth very soft.
- a piece of equipment used for finding your way, with a needle that points north.
a mike - a microphone
- Citizens' Band: a radio system that people, especially truck drivers, use for talking to one another.
- a piece of equipment that controls how fast a vehicle is moving by controlling the amount of fuel going into the engine.
- to fly without using power, carried by the wind.
1. What did Brian want the pilot to be doing?
2. What happened when Brian pulled on the wheel?
3. What does Brian use to try to get help? Is he successful? Why or why not?
4. What choice did Brian have to make about the plane going down?
5. What did he try to prepare himself for?
6. Where did he decide the safest place to try to land the plane would be?
- pulling or twisting sth suddenly and violently
- a large deer that lives in North America, northern Europe, and Asia
- consisting of large or thick pieces
- to move in the shape of a spiral
1. What did Brian call the trees?
2. How far off the ground was the plane when Brian saw the moose in the pond?
3. What did Brian hurt when the plane hit the trees?
4. What held him back when he tried to go out the plane window?
- a long car with extra seating space at the back
- turned the soil over before putting the seeds in
- increased in size
- remaining part of sth
- water, smoke or dust in the air that makes it hard to see.
- to go somewhere as a part of a large crowd
- large number of people
- annoyed impatient feeling
- great pain
- gradually become less serious
- slightly swollen
- to close your eyesslightly to try to see
- to some degree but not to a great degree
- a small North American animal that has a wide flat tail and thick fur.
- house of a beaver
1. What is happening at the beginning of the chapter?
2. Where is Brian when he wakes up?
3. Describe how he felt when he woke up the 2nd time?
4. What injuries did he have?
5. What attacked him?
6. What animal did Brian see swimming near the mound of sticks and mud?
- piece of metal in the shape of a coil
- moved in an unsteadyway
- to drink in small amounts
- walked with half body bent forwards
- made happen or work
- old things or clothes you do not want anymore
- done in an urgent way
- old torn pieces of clothing
- strong feeling of fear or worry that makes you unable to think clearly or calmly
- moving violently inside a container
1. Why did Brian feel so thirsty at the beginning of the chapter?
2. Where does he say people in movies find water?
3. Where did Brian find water?
4. What does Brian think about when he sits down after drinking water?
5. What does he know people will do once they realize his plane went down?
6. How long does he think it will be until he is found?
7. What does Brian do to try to take his mind off of his hunger?
8. What animals is he afraid of that live in the woods?
– a shelter or small building with a roof that slopes in one direction, often reaching the ground
- tree or bush with long flexible branches and long narrow leaves
– to make something smaller or less important
– created a shallow hole in something with a scoop or a cupped hand
– a large body of accumulating ice and compacted snow, formed in mountain valleys
– a painful swelling of the skin containing fluid
– lacking firmness or stiffness
– thing used to cook food outdoors
– form of carbon used as fuel in a barbecue
– hanging limply, sagging
– broken pieces of wood found washed up on a beach
– when you weave 2 or more things together
1. What did Brian and his friend Terry do two years ago?
2. What does Brian make? Where does he make it?
3. What does Brian say his first good luck is?
4. Why did his legs feel rubbery?
5. What big meal does he think about when he is hungry?
6. What does he remember about a TV show about air force pilots?
7. Why didn’t he want to be away from his shelter when it came to be dark?
8. Why is Brian walking so slowly?
9. Did Brian find food? If so, what did he eat?
10. What did he do to make his shelter safer or more livable?
– stomach, belly
– skin is covered with red raised areas usually from injury, illness or bug bites
– outer covering of a cut or scrape in the skin
– very unhappy or sad
– feel sorry for oneself
– sudden pain in a tired muscle
– a part of your body has no feeling
– difficulty or small rip
– a group of something
– throat or canyon or over eat
– sour flavor
– to avoid making a decision or stating an opinion
– doing something carefully
– leek, ooze
1. Why did Brian get sick?
2. Why did Brian feel self-pity?
3. What did he do with the berries he had left?
4. How did they make his lips feel?
5. What kind of good berries did he find after looking again?
6. What animal surprised him? How did it act toward Brian?
7. What did Brian drink when he was in his shelter during the rain storm?
8. Where did he put the hatchet when he went to sleep that night?
– spider webs
– the two holes at the end of your nose
– a mythical animal that lives in the woods of North America, looks like a large ape
– small flash of fire
– small animal whose back is covered with hairs that have sharp points it uses to defend itself
– the sharp points a porcupine uses to defend itself
– small piece, small fragment, damage
- spear, a long pointed weapon
– dry, dusty, crumbly
1. How does Brian describe what he smelled when he woke up?
2. What did he think was coming into his shelter?
3. What did come into Brian’s shelter?
4. What happened to Brian’s leg?
5. What did Brian do to the animal?
6. What did Brian dream about that night?
7. How did Brian think he could use his hatchet to make fire?
– small amounts of dry wood, grass or paper used to start a fire
– to seem to be starting but quickly stopping repeatedly
– the outer coating of a tree
– long thin pieces of something
– small thin pieces of something
– in a very careful way
– to burn slowly with a lot of smoke but no flame
– a tube that takes smoke and heat from a fire to the outside of a building or shelter
– likely to burn quickly and easily
1. What did he first use as tinder or kindling for his fire?
2. What did he rip into small pieces to try to use to start a fire?
3. What did he find that was flammable, dry and nearly powdery?
4. Why didn’t the birch bark peelings start on fire at first?
5. What did he have to do to get the sparks to keep burning and start the fire?
6. Once he started the fire, what did he have to keep doing?
7. What did he call the fire?
8. What did Brian think about after he had fire?
– valued, important to
– piled, mounded
– moved against the main current in a circle
– sign or action that sends a message
– embers, ashes, remains of a fire
– a turtle with a very strong bite
– swallow a large amount of food or drink
– move in an uncontrollable way
1. What did Brian say to the flames?
2. How did he spend his day after lighting the fire?
3. Why didn’t he leave the fire?
4. What added advantage did he notice about the fire?
5. What did he realize when he looked back and saw the smoke curling up through the trees?
6. What almost happened to the fire when he went to sleep?
7. What kind of tracks did he see the next morning?
8. What kind of food did he find and where did he find it?
9. How did he eat the food he found?
10. What food does he say native people around the world eat?
11. Did he eat all of the food he found?
– felt very unhappy because of something you can not change
– a condition of extreme sadness
– neatened everything and put everything in its place
– small waves or to move like small waves
– something is said to be joined or linked
– steep cliff by ocean or river
– landscape or surroundings
– to do many things at once, keep objects in the air
1. Why does Brian think it is a good idea to stay busy?
2. What things did he do to stay busy?
3. How did he describe his stomach?
4. How did he describe his face?
5. Why does he think his mind or the way he acts is changing? Give at least 2 examples
6. What did he decide to get ready?
7. What did he notice about the forest around him?
8. What did he do after he saw the kingfisher dive into the water?
9. What did he decide to make to help him catch fish?
– dive for, leap at
– waving ones arms
– basic, simple, rough
– lump, swell, stick out
– a sweet drink made of fruit juice and crushed ice
– a tail shaped like a fan
– short and thick
– lasting, continuing
– complain, continuous annoying high pitched sound
– move up and down or side to side in quick short movements
– to climb with difficulty
– large fire built outside
1. Did Brian catch any fish with his spear?
2. What did he decide he needed to spring the spear forward?
3. What food did he remember eating that made his stomach bulge?
4. When he was looking for wood, what did he hear?
5. Why did he run back to his camp?
6. Why did he light a bonfire?
– tightness or pressure or worry
– ran, hurried
– bad mood or bad smell
– wet wood
– almost real, practical or fundamental
– irritating, annoying
– a time of rapid activity
– a piece, a crumb, leftover piece
1. What was Brian looking for and trying to catch?
2. What animal did he see when he felt like something was near him?
3. What did Brian say the wolf was after his fear left him?
4. How does Brian describe himself after he saw the plane did not see his signal fire?
5. What did Brian do to himself after the plane left?
6. Does Brian think he is the same person he was when the plane crashed?
7. How is he different?
8. What happened when he tried a test shot of his bow and arrow?
9. Brian said he felt a new hope building inside of him. What is the new hope?
– tragedy or misfortune
– correct or fix
– an animal that sprays a strong smelling liquid
– very shocking or upsetting
– smells like sulfur
– contains a chemical that causes damage
– move in a violent way
– a kind of tree that has needles not leaves
– objects that fasten a door to a wall or lid to a container and allow it to open and close
– to hang limply
1. What did Brian say small mistakes could turn into?
2. What did he learn was the most important thing?
3. What happened when the skunk came to his camp?
4. How long did the skunk smell stay in his hair and clothing?
5. What improvements did he make to his shelter?
6. Why did he need a ladder?
7. What did he do to make catching fish easier?
– liquid produce in your mouth
– disguise or hide
– a group or cluster of something
– saying or writing the opposite of what you mean as a way to show someone else you are angry
– a small thin branch
– moved with short quick movements
– a spiral
– started or lit on fire
– the way something is done is its method, process, procedure
1. How did he know that time passed?
2. What did Brian call the day he caught a foolbird?
3. What did he do to catch a foolbird?
4. How did he take the feathers off the foolbird?
5. Explain how he cooked the foolbird.
6. How did he describe the first bite of the foolbird meat?
– black sticky substance
– a water plant with a large flat round leaf
– the feet of an animal – horses, cows, moose, etc.
– bent over
– pulled or jerked
– thankful or pleased
– nails or hooks that you hang things on
– tree branches
– strong burst of wind
– fountain or column of something like water or sand
– the beginning
– more than needed
1. Name 2 “First Days” Brian had.
2. What was nearly the last act of Brian’s life?
3. What animal attacked him?
4. What happened after the animal threw him into the water?
5. How did Brian finally get out of the lake?
6. What injury did Brian have after the animal attack?
7. What kind of storm happened?
8. What did the storm do to his shelter?
9. What did he think of doing when the storm ended?
10. What appeared in the lake after the storm?
– the debris that is left after an accident
– a machine that cuts meat into tiny pieces so it looks like hamburger meat
- very tired
– a piece of wood or plastic that is pressed into a space to hold something in place or force things apart
– a simple flat boat made by tying piece of wood together
– the mess created when there are too many things in a place
– a type of dried fruit with wrinkled skin
– standing, pointing or moving straight up
– a part of a machine that keeps it in the correct position
– the main part of an airplane that the wings are fixed to
– dark and difficult to see through because of dirt in the air or water.
1. What did Brian have to do after the storm?
2. Why did he have to move slowly?
3. Why did he have to find dry wood and where did he find it?
4. Why did Brian feel lucky?
5. What did he decide he had to try to get out of the plane?
6. What did he decide he had to make to help him reach the plane?
7. What did he name the raft?
8. What does he do when he gets the raft to the plane?
1. Frenzied – done in a very uncontrolled way
2. Expand – make bigger
3. Swiveled - turned
4. Wheezed – breathed in a noisy way
5. Capacity – how much something can hold
6. Propel - push
7. Triggers – starts or begins
8. Poke – to push quickly with your finger or a pointed object
9. Eeled – moved like an eel (a long think fish that looks like a snake)
10. Surging – moving forward quickly as a large group
1. Why does he call himself stupid?
2. What happened when he slammed his fist against the body of the plane?
3. Where did he drop the hatchet?
4. What did he do after he dropped the hatchet?
5. How many times did he try to get his hatchet back?
6. Once he had a hole in the side of the plane what did he do?
7. What did he have to do to get the survival bag out of the plane?
8. What terrible thing did he see when he was in the plane?
9. What had happened to the pilot?
1. What does Brian call the things he found in the survival pack?
2. List 10 things he found in the survival bag.
3. What is like all of the holidays and birthdays in the world?
4. Which item in the bag does Brian say changed him? Does he like the change?
5. What small electronic device does he find in the survival bag?
6. What food does he cook for his first meal after finding the survival bag?
7. What suddenly appeared when he was thinking of his mother and home?
8. What did he ask the pilot?
1. oblivious – not noticing something, or not knowing about it
2. foam – a lot of bubbles that stick together on the surface of a liquid and usually look white
3. butane – a type of gas in a liquid form that is used as a fuel
4. marveling – to show or feel surprise or admiration
5. antenna – a wire or metal pole used for receiving or sending radio and television signals.
6. transmitter – a piece of electronic equipment used for sending radio, television, or telephone signals through the air
7. matted – matted hair or fur is twisted or stuck together and usually dirty
8. appetizer – a food that you eat before the main part of a meal
1. unwittingly – accidentally, not aware
2. wiry – thin and strong
3. variety – many different kinds of something
4. furor – great anger
5. predictions – what someone thinks will happen in the future
6. ineffective – not successful, not productive
7. predators – animals that hunt other animals
8. scarce – rare, not many exist
1. What was the profession of the pilot that rescued Brian?
2. How many days was Brian alone?
3. Which changes to Brian proved to be permanent?
4. What were the real names of the things he ate?
5. Did someone write a book about Brian’s adventure?
6. What would have happened to Brian if he was not rescued?
Introduction - Activities
- Book parts activity
- Hatchet activity
Why was this book called this way?
What part is the hatchet going to play?
Why did the illustrator choose this picture?
What do the colors inspire you?
What are you expecting this story to be about?
- About the Author activity
Do you know the author? Have you read anything by him?
Read, research and gather info about the author.
Design and create a poster.
- Canada activity
Have you been to Northern American?
What parts? How was it?
What are the animals you could encounter there?
What is the weather like? How is the canadian vegetation?
- Plane activity
Have you ever flown in a small plane?
Are you scared of flying?
Do you use flight simulators?
Let's make our own planes!
- Eating Raw!
Have you ever eaten raw?
Ever heard of tartare?
How do you feel about sushi?
How desperate would you have to be to be forced to eat raw meat?