Title of Lesson: Hatchet Story Map Date: 7/25/2010 Timeframe of Lesson:60-75 min.
Author(s): Chad Hagen School District: Germantown
Campus: Rockfield Elementary
Subject Area(s): Reading Grade Level(s)/Course: 5th
Taken from Common Core State Standard Initiative- English Language Arts Standards »
Reading: Literature » Grade 5
5. Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a
particular story, drama, or poem.
A.8.3 Use a computer and productivity software to organize and create information
Stated Objective(s) Include Focused Instructional Strategy: Cues, Questions, and Advanced Organizers
the focused Instructional
Strategy – see chart on page Objectives:
13. 1. Students will be able to identify at least 15 main events from their reading of
2. Students will accurately sequence all 15 events as how they happened in the book.
Procedures for Lesson This is the beginning of the final unit project. The unit consists of the book Hatchet by
1. Introduce the final project to the students by showing examples of Hatchet story
maps, hand out the rubric, and talk about the expectations from the rubric.
2. Students will then log into a computer and go to the internet site http://bubbl.us/
Tell students that they should only use brown idea boxes or the tab button when
creating a new bubble. This will allow students to sequence the events easier by
creating their own links between bubbles. Remind students to list as many main
events as possible (at least 15) before trying to sequence. Remember that this is
brainstorming and it doesn’t have to be perfect the first time.
3. Give students work time to brainstorm main events and if they have time, sequence
them online. If students don’t have time to sequence online then have them print out
their ideas and they can cut and paste them in order. (This last idea helps if you don’t
want students to log in and save their work.)
4. Make sure students leave with a printout of their work. Student’s homework is to
create a rough draft of their story map.
Assessment or Evaluation Final draft of the Hatchet story map. The project will be evaluated based on the rubric that is on page 2 of this
Enrichment A different book can be substituted for Hatchet based on the need of the student. This would have to be done at
the start of the unit.
Materials Computer with internet access, the book Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Technology Resources: Computer for each student or the project can be modified for groups to share a
Hatchet Story Map
Student Name: ________________________________________
CATEGORY 4 3 2 1
Accuracy of 15 accurate, main 12-14 accurate, 7-11 accurate, Less than 7
Events events are main events are main events are accurate events
displayed on the displayed on the displayed on the are displayed on
poster. poster. poster. the poster.
Sequence of All 15 events are At least 12 7-11 events are Less than 7
Events sequenced events are sequenced events are
correctly sequenced correctly sequenced
Graphics - All 5 graphics are All 5 graphics All 5 graphics Most graphics do
Relevance related to the are related to the relate to the not relate to the
events and make topic and most topic. topic
it easier to make it easier to
Attractiveness The poster is The poster is The poster is The poster is
exceptionally attractive in acceptably distractingly
attractive in terms of design, attractive though messy or poorly
terms of design, layout and it may be a bit designed.
layout, and neatness. messy.
Grammar There are 2 or There are 3-4 There are 5-8 There are more
fewer grammatical grammatical than 8
grammatical mistakes on the mistakes on the grammatical
mistakes on the poster. poster. mistakes on the
Comments: Score: _______/ 20