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Woodsong Summary
Gary Paulsen

Everything you need to understand or teach Woodsong by Gary Paulsen.

  • Woodsong Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Woodsong Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Woodsong Summary

Plot Summary

Author Gary Paulsen, especially well-known for the young adult book Hatchet, uses Woodsong to communicate various stories about Paulsen's experiences with animals in the woods in Alaska over the ten or so year period where he trapped animals and ran dog sleds. The main themes of the book focus on the beauty of nature, both animate and inanimate. But it is especially focused on the beauty, depth and complexity of animal life and about how Paulsen came to appreciate the importance of treating animals with dignity and respect. The book runs the emotional gamut, from times of exaltation and joy to experiences of pain, despair and terror. Paulsen is often unusually lucid and at other times bogged down with injury and hallucination. But throughout the book, Paulsen's animals are always around, and his dogs in particular are always available to help.

Woodsong is divided into two parts. Part...

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Study Pack

The Woodsong Study Pack contains about 40 pages of study material in 3 products, including:

Woodsong Study Guide

Lesson Plan

All teaching products sold separately.

Woodsong Lesson Plans contain 129 pages of teaching material, including:

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