Woods Runner Summarizing

Woods Runner Book Activities

Gary Paulsen’s novel is fantastic!

Samuel is a thirteen-year-old boy who lives in the wilderness of western Pennsylvania in 1776. He spends his days in the woods hunting for the people of his village. His neighbors in turn help his parents with their small farm.

One day while Samuel is out hunting, he notices a thick smoke in the direction of his home. He races back to find the entire settlement burned, nine people slaughtered, and his parents missing. Samuel reads the footprints and finds signs of Native Americans along with men he feels are probably British soldiers. They have tied a group of the settlers together and are pulling them along through the woods.

Samuel begins tracking his parents. Will he be able to find them and bright them back home? Read Woods Runner to find out.

Woods Runner Activities

Book Unit Samples

Woods Runner Book Unit Samples

This sample includes vocabulary practice, comprehension questions, and a constructed response question plus answer keys for Woods Runner.




Teaching Idea #1 ~ Woods Runner Summarizing

Free Summarizing Activity to use with the book Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen

Teach this important skill in a fun way.

Help your students understand the book with this Woods Runner summarizing activity. In this printable, you will receive six booklets that fold from a single piece of paper. The booklets follow the roller-coaster plot diagram. Students write about the following:

  • Exposition
  • The Shot
  • Rescuing Annie
  • Abner
  • Climax
  • Falling Action and Resolution

The handout also includes an answer key for teachers to help guide students with the most important details.



Teaching Idea #2 ~ On the Web


Teaching Idea #3 ~ Audio Version 

Many audio versions of this book can be found on YouTube. In this version, Lindsey Helm reads Woods Runner, one chapter at a time.



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Woods Runner Novel Study includes vocabulary practice, comprehension questions, constructed response writing, and skill practice.  



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