Holes Common Core Aligned Novel Study Teaching Guide
Holes Common Core Aligned Novel Study Teaching Guide
Holes Common Core Aligned Novel Study Teaching Guide
Holes Common Core Aligned Novel Study Teaching Guide

Holes Common Core Aligned Novel Study Teaching Guide

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This 163-page novel study unit for Louis Sachar's Holes includes fully-reproducible student coursework, activities, quizzes, tests, and much more. Aligned to Common Core State Standards and NCTE/IRA National ELA Standards for 6th through 8th grade.

Here's what Todd P. said about this Holes unit: I have just started teaching 6th grade this year and I had always loves [sic] this story so I knew I wanted to teach it. This companion piece made it so meaningful and worthwhile for all involved. I will use it for years to come ! Thanks... It was one less thing I had to worry and stress over.

 This Holes Literature Guide includes:

  • Informational text focus:
    • Article and writing activity on author Louis Sachar
    • Historical Context - Building Background informational article and questions
  • Handout on the Elements of Fiction, questions and graphic organizer
  • Activating Prior Knowledge Pre-Reading Activity
  • Complete list of Allusions and Unique Expressions, defined
  • Vocabulary lists both with and without definitions
  • Note-Taking and Summarizing Activities for each section (every 3-5 Chapters)
  • Comprehension Check/Study Guide questions for each section
  • Literature Standards Focus activities on:
    • Character Relationships
    • Flashback
    • Characterization
    • Inference
    • Conflict/Tension
    • Setting as Character
    • Imagery
    • Character Motivation
    • Elements of Plot
  • Language Standards Focus activities on:
    • Hyphen, Colon, and Semi-Colon
    • Pronoun/ Antecedent Reference
    • Capitalization
    • Using Varied Sentence Structure
    • Apostrophe Use
    • Verb Tenses-Particles
    • Denotation/Connotation
    • Precise Word Choice
    • Proofreading
  • Just For Fun! Palindromes and Anagrams
  • Reading Quizzes for each section (3-5 chapters)
  • Part I, Part II Section Tests
  • 4 Vocabulary Section Tests
  • Two Final Test versions--one entirely multiple choice
  • Novel Summary
  • List of Pre-Reading Ideas and Activities
  • List of Post-Reading Ideas and Activities
  • List of Alternative Assessment and Extension Activities
  • List of Essay and Writing Ideas
  • Two Project Rubrics
  • Response to Literature Rubric
  • Sample Agenda, including special notes for teaching
  • Complete Answer Key

Kelani Karnes said: This Literature guide was fantastic!! This really saved me some time when doing Holes with my kiddos!! Tests, questions, vocabulary and activities were great!!