Site Overlay

Hatchet Book Review and Worksheets

Hatchet Book Review and Worksheets

Hatchet Book Report, Letter Writing Exercise & Writing Prompt

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen was quite possibly T’s favorite book out of all he read last year. This is a story about a young man who survives a plane crash only to find himself lost and alone in the Canadian wilderness. This book is a page-turner for sure.

** This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**

At only thirteen years old, Brian is forced to figure out how to provide shelter, make a fire, find food, and defend himself all with only the help of a simple hatchet. Brian encounters bloodthirsty mosquitoes, viscous porcupine, hungry bear, giant wolves, and an insane moose as he endures. Meanwhile, he struggles with the emotional impact of his parent’s recent divorce and the ugly secret he has been keeping from everyone. In this book, a boy becomes a man by trial and error.

Hatchet is well written and keeps the story moving along at a fast pace. A great read. T and I both highly recommend this book!

Hatchet Quote Printable

[su_note note_color=”#f7f7d7″]** This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**[/su_note]

Supplemental Hatchet Worksheets

While T was reading Hatchet I made some worksheets to supplement his reading and make sure I had a way to measure his retention.

[su_divider top=”no”]

I created the Hatchet Writing Prompt Worksheet which asks the student to choose from three locations and then write a piece about how they would survive in that environment.

I also created a Hatchet Letter Writing Assignment which asks the student to write a letter to Brian after he misses his chance at setting his signal fire the first time a plane comes around. It is a letter of encouragement.

Also, I made a Hatchet Book Review. I have him do a book review on everything he reads.

Finally, I created this beautiful Hatchet Printable Quote to display in our homeschool room. It features the lesson he learned from Mr. Perpich, his English Teacher. It is the message that kept him going. “Stay positive and stay on top of things.”

[su_divider top=”no”]

Hatchet Worksheet Printables

To get all three of these, please click here for The Hatchet Worksheet Series.

Hatchet Printable Lessons



Thanks for visiting Geez, Gwen today! We are so glad you found us! We are not believers in coincidence so we are confident you are here for a reason! Perhaps we can offer you tasty recipes? Maybe our inspirational quotes are just what you need in your life! Perhaps you’ve been wondering where to take that family vacation? Maybe you want to know the truth about what us homeschoolers really do all day! Maybe you love photography and see it as an art, just like me! Whatever it is, it’s clearly Destiny at its finest! Don’t let this opening door of opportunity slam shut! Run through by subscribing to our newsletter ?  

[su_note note_color=”#f7f7d7″]Some posts on this blog contain affiliate links. I receive a small commission whenever a product is purchased through these links. Occasionally I receive products in exchange for a review or giveaway post. The owner of this website, is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon properties including, but not limited to,,,,, or However, all opinions expressed on Geez Gwen are solely my own, and I only suggest products or services that I believe will be helpful to my readers.[/su_note]

2 thoughts on “Hatchet Book Review and Worksheets

    1. This was T’s favorite read last year and he read so many books! I loved it too 🙂 Keeps you on the edge of your seat! Have a great day and thanks for visiting Geez, Gwen!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *