In Gary Paulsen’s Brian’s Winter, Brian Robeson continues his struggle to survive, after his plane crashes and leaves him stranded in the wilds of Canada. Readers of Hatchet followed Brian’s adventures up to the point of his rescue, conveniently before the bitter northern winter. Paulsen spins a sequel, of sorts, that negates the miraculous rescue, and forces Brian to put his knowledge of the wild to the ultimate test. Brian must learn to hunt larger game and clothe himself properly, to this end, fashioning weapons and snowshoes, also teaching himself to move like a wolf over the snowy terrain. Throughout the winter, Brain employs his wits and strength to adapt to the constantly evolving land, but his ordeal comes to an end when he encounters a Cree family of trappers, who share what they have with him. At peace with his spartan lifestyle, Brian is ambivalent regarding his return “home” to the United States, but his new friends relieve his trepidation, reminding him that he can always return to this land. Middle school readers will find Brian’s wilderness adventure fascinating reading, especially those looking for a continuation of the ever popular Hatchet.
This Novel Study supports the superb novel, Brian's Winter by Gary Paulsen. All Teacher-Tested Novel Studies follow a similar format. Teachers can provide each student with a different novel but use similar assignments that include comprehension questions and visual interpretations, assignments in plot and conflict, character webs, timeline, vocabulary crosswords, and formats to respond to letter and essay writing assignments.
Expressly created for middle school students, this Learning Links Novel-Ties guide will aid students by training them for more complex reading in the future. Chapter-by-chapter pre- and post-reading activities and worksheets allow students to become comfortable with the majority of literary devices, instilling a greater understanding and appreciation for literature. A novel synopsis and worksheet answer key is provided for educators. Novel-Ties guides are a notable supplementary resource for both guided and differentiated reading.This eBook is an entry in the Novel-Ties Literature Guides series for Grade 6, comprised of the following additional titles: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH; Old Yeller; The Westing Game; The Witch of Blackbird Pond; Jacob Have I Loved; The Secret Garden; Gentlehands; Nothing But the Truth; Freak, the Mighty; The Giver; Wringer; Holes; Hatchet; Number the Stars; The Egypt Game; The Devil's Arithmetic; Maniac Magee; Brian's Winter; The House of Dies Drear; Hoot; Walk Two Moons; The View from Saturday; The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963; Out of the Dust; Parrot in the Oven; Jason's Gold; Chasing Vermeer; The City of Ember; When My Name Was Keoko; Flush; The Graveyard Book; Small Steps; The Mysterious Benedict Society; When You Reach Me; The Hunger Games; Moon Over Manifest; Scat. All aforementioned Novel-Ties eBooks can be observed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.