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Lesson Plan- Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary

Iowa Core
Key Ideas & Details: RL.6.IA.1
Employ the full range of research-based comprehension strategies, including making
connections, determining importance, questioning, visualizing, making inferences, summarizing,
and monitoring for comprehension
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiplemeaning words and phrases based
on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a words position or
function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

Worksheet of questions concerning the first chapter of the book and vocabulary practice as a
review of chapter one and two.
This is a formative assessment. Talk through each question with the student to gain insight to
their thought process. Determine how well they are following the plot, what inferences and
predictions they are able to make and what higher order thinking skills they are able to utilize.
Observe their use of context clues and other strategies to determine the meaning of unknown

Reading Comprehension: Hatchet, Chapter One Review

Answer each of these questions with at least one complete sentence.

The story is narrated from whose point of view?

What is Brian Robesons family situation that he is struggling with?

How does Brian feel towards his mother? Why do you think so?

Why is he flying in the plane?

What happens to the pilot while they are flying?

How does Brian respond to the situation with the pilot?

What do you think will happen to Brian?

What is a question that you have at the end of this chapter?
Vocabulary: Hatchet, Chapter One and Two Review
Use the words in the box to complete the sentences below. You may need to use your
compass pg. 16

embarrassing pg. 6

extension pg. 3

horizon pg. 15

massive pg. 12

rigid pg. 10

panic pg. 18

tenderness pg. 9

legal pg. 6

tundra pg. 6

1. While hiking in the woods, I used my __________________to find the correct direction.
2. The mother lovingly touched her newborn child with __________________.
3. The _______________ boulder was difficult for the workmen to move.
4. When fire broke out, the crowd didnt _____________; they walked to the exits.
5. Brians parents went to court to make their divorce _________________, according to the law.
6. If you travel to parts of Alaska, you will see vast areas of _____________ where there are no
7. John wasnt able to bend the metal rod; it was too ___________.
8. Looking out toward the __________________, we saw the rising sun.
9. It was a(n) ________________moment when she discovered her foolish mistake.
10. Father added a(n) ______________cord so that the plug would reach the receptacle.