Hunter in the Dark by
Monica Hughes is a dramatic novel about coping with the
diagnosis of leukemia and the possibility of death. The story is
about Mike Rankin as he goes on a solitary hunting trip in the
Swan Hills of Alberta. He tries to escape from reality but meets
it face to face.
did all kinds of neat things through our study of this novel. We have
used this website as a way to share some of our understandings and our
thinking around the issues in the novel with others. We hope you enjoy
We had the
opportunity to take on the role of one of the main characters in the
novel. We wrote journals enters as if we were the character. You can
find out what we were thinking through the eyes of a character by
visiting our Character Journals link.
we read the novel, we created character webs using an Inspiration
program. We found this to be a particularly useful program for tracking
the traits of the characters. To find our more about the characters in
the novel, visit our Character Webs link.
also had lots of fun as we illustrated different aspects of the novel in
our attempts to create an animated plot. As you explore our
illustrations found by visiting our Animated Plot
link, you will be able to get an understanding of the main events
of the novel.
reading the novel, we encounter some words that we either found
difficult, or that we felt junior high students may have difficulty
with. We kept track of these words and created an online dictionary. We
hope as others read the novel, they can visit our Online
Dictionary link when they encounter words they don't understand.
created online quizzes about various aspects of the novel. We have
shared these with you here as a fun way for students to wrap-up their
novel study about Hunter in the Dark. Teachers may also
want to visit our Quizzes link and have
their students try some of our quizzes as part of their classes novel
It is always
interesting to learn more about the author of the novel. This can
sometimes shed light into the writing of the novel. We researched the
life of Monica Hughes, the author of this novel. We have shared our
research through slideshows which can be viewed through our Slideshow
of Novel's Author link.
had lots to say after reading this novel, so we wrote our own reviews of
the novel. These reviews give our opinions about what we thought of the
novel. You can view them through our Book Review
exploring our site!