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The Ultimate
Survivor

a survival plan that
explores organization

 


Student Writer Instructions:

In the book Hatchet Paulsen describes the environment that Brian is in and what obstacles he may be faced with. In chapter 10 of this book, Paulsen describes the fire that Brian has started and how important it is to him to keep it burning.  Paulsen gives the reader a step by step description of how Brian keeps the fire alive. 

Read chapter 10 again and as you read it, draw a picture of what Brian did first, second, and third to keep the fire alive.  Along with the picture write down descriptive words that Paulsen uses to make the fire believable.

Today you will be creating a plan if you were stranded someplace trying to be rescued. By pressing the first button below you will be given one of fifteen interesting places to choose from.  Your job will be to transform that sentence into an interesting short story.  The second button will give you examples of things will have with you to make your survival story more interesting.

Remember to use signal words and vivid adjectives and nouns to make your story more interesting. When you are done writing, read your plan to a friend and see if they get a good picture of what you are trying to do and if they'll think it will work.

 

Interactive Choices for Writing:

If you're struggling to start, click the buttons below for some ideas that might inspire you to launch your piece of writing.

       

First, choose an interesting place to be stranded...


(It's okay to come up with your own place here, if you're not inspired by any of ours!)


Then, choose the item you have with you...


(It's okay to come up with your own item here, if you're not inspired by any of ours!)

Don't forget to use signal words and vivid adjectives and nouns to make your story more interesting!

 

 

 


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