|Activities: (Starred examples are a
|*1. Choose a book from the choices
and read it.
|2. Visit Gary
Paulsen's website. Spend some time exploring the links.
Think about a question that you would like Mr. Paulsen to answer, and
it in. Print off a copy and give it to your teacher.
|3. Many of Gary Paulsen's books deal with surviving
the wilderness. Find one or two other classmates who have read one of
Paulsen's books, and design a survival kit that would be helpful if you
were stranded. Visit the Survival
Kit site to get some ideas and instructions.
|4. Before reading Hatchet, go to the
site. Scroll down to the Reading/Writing Connection. Answer
questions 1, 2, 3, and 6. After finishing the novel, choose 3
more questions from the list, and answer them. Turn you paper in
to you teacher when complete.
|5. Read Paulsen's novel The River. Do some
on the Mississippi River. Visit these sites for information: Oldman
River, Great River, and Mississippi
River Watch. Design a model of the Missippi using an aluminum
pan, sand, gravel, and water. Share it with your class.
|6. Read Paulsen's story Canyons. Visit
Activity Site. Scroll down until you come to the Outline
of Activities section. Choose an
to complete. Share your finished product with your teacher.
|7. After reading some of Gary Paulsen's "survival"
read The Island of the Blue Dolphin by Scott O'Dell.
some of the likenesses and differences in what the main
did to survive. Share your thoughts with another student who has
read these two novels, and see if he/she comes up with the same
Read Paulen's novel Nightjohn. To better understand the condition of
slavery that Sarny had to deal with in the story, take a friend with
you on the Nightjohn
Webquest. Some of the links
on this site do not work, but it is still a good site with valuable
information. Skip the links that are not working, and continue
through the quest. When you have finished, open this document and choose one of the closing activities
Interested in maps? If so, follow this link to some map-making in conjunction with
Paulsen's book The River.
After reading Soldier's Heart,
click on this link and complete 3 activities listed.
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