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Author Study: Gary Paulsen

These websites are about author Gary Paulsen and his books. Includes biographical information, interviews, lesson plans, activity ideas, and book reviews. There is also a booklist of adventure stories for teens. Many of the websites and lesson plans deal with the common Paulsen theme of survival. There are links to eThemes resources on “Mr. Tucket” by Gary Paulsen, the Iditarod, and other literary works on survival.


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The author's website has information about his life, his books, and survival. This page includes the "Top Ten Survival Tips."
Read this biography of the author. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This four-page PDF file is a study guide for Paulsen's book "Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books," in which he discusses the survival stories he has personally lived through.
This six-page PDF file is a study guide for several of Paulsen's "Brian Books."
This lesson plan on "Hatchet" targets at-risk children. Each chapter is analyzed and gives tips on how it applies to content areas.
This biography of the author links to reviews of two of his books. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This biography of Paulsen was written by students. There are links to a booklist and reviews of two of his books.
Here is a lesson plan for teaching Paulsen's "Dogsong."
This booklist of adventure stories for teens includes several of Paulsen's books. Includes a short synopsis of each book.
These sites are about the book "Mr. Tucket" by Gary Paulsen. Includes book reviews, biographies on the author, and suggested activities. There are links to eThemes Resources on covered wagons, the Oregon Trail, and pioneers.
Learn more about the Iditarod Dog Sled race in Alaska. Read about the history, teams, dogs, and much more. Some sites offer ideas for classroom activities. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on Alaska.
These sites are about survival during natural disasters and in other dangerous situations. Find out which books for teenagers deal with a survival theme. There are links to eTheme resources on other survival literature and natural disasters.

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