Hatchet - Gary Paulsen

This is another book that I haven't read yet, but it is highly recommended for upper elementary school grades. The story about a young man and his fight for survival in the wilderness is another inspirational tale that will uplift students. I would use this book in a fourth grade classroom and I would have students map out the area where the main character, Brian, is lost. Students would listen to the description the author gives readers about where Brian is located and they could draw a map of what they think it looks like. The class could also do a sort of compare and contrast of how Brian changes throughout the story.