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A Resource Guide to use with Holes

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A Resource Guide to Use with Holes contains lessons aligned to the Common Core Standards for grades 5 - 8. This comprehensive unit includes vocabulary, comprehension questions, constructive response questions, and lessons on writing informational text and figurative language.

You will find the following in this unit plan:

• Vocabulary including pronunciation, definitions, and sample sentences from the text
o Two Practice Pages Vocabulary Words
o Vocabulary Test

• Comprehension – Ten comprehension quizzes are included which includes:
o multiple choice questions which require students to recall details from the chapters
o multiple choice higher level thinking questions such as sequencing, main idea, plot development, summary, drawing conclusions, inference, predicting, theme, understanding vocabulary, interpreting literary devices, etc.
o Now with the Common Core Standards, I have also added constructive response questions. Most of these questions have graphic organizers to help students plan a response. These questions also require students to verify answers with the text.

• Skill Practice
o Sequencing
o Character Maps
o Flashbacks and Foreshadowing
o Venn Diagrams

• Paragraph Unit
o Lesson 1 – Paragraph Structure
o Lesson 2 - Making an Outline
o Lesson 3 - Thesis Statements
o Lesson 4 - Topic Sentences
o Lesson 5 - Detail Sentences
o Lesson 6 - Sentence Order
o Lesson 7 - Staying on Topic
o Lesson 8 - Concluding Sentences

• English Lessons
o Rhyming Words
o Simile & Metaphors
o Alliteration & Personification
o Onomatopoeia, Hyperbole & Repetition

• Activities
o Nicknames
o The Dig
o Fossils
o Palindromes
o Food Activities (Spiced Peaches and Onion Dip)

Answer keys for each practice page are included.

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Additional FREE resources for this unit may be found at my website.

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Included with this book unit is the username and password to all the interactive quizzes for this book online.

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Total Pages
148
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 Month

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On  September 15, 2013Gay Miller answered:
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You're welcome. My students love this book as well. Enjoy
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Thank you! Have fun reading Holes!!
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On  June 19, 2013Gay Miller answered:
Thank you. Holes is a terrific book. I just added a table of contents and a few graphics to this unit. You may wish to download the newer version.
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You're welcome. I hope your class enjoys reading Holes.
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On  June 5, 2013,  Buyer said:
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On  June 5, 2013Gay Miller answered:
Thank you! My students always love reading the book Holes. I hope yours will as well. ;>)
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Thank you. My class really enjoyed reading this book. I hope yours will as well! ;>)
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On  April 8, 2013,  Megan P. said:
Another excellent unit!
On  April 8, 2013Gay Miller answered:
Thank you. My sixth graders are just finishing this book. They really loved the story. I hope yours will as well. Enjoy!!!
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On  April 4, 2013,  Buyer said:
Love it!! I will be looking at your other novel units too!! Is there a "student packet"?
On  April 4, 2013Gay Miller answered:
Thank you!! Have you used the student packet that was once on the school website? Everything that is in the student packet is included in the product you just purchased. If you will send me your e-mail address, I can e-mail you the student packet that I had on the school site. It won't include any corrections or updates, but it is a little easier to make copies for the class.
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On  March 29, 2013,  Buyer said:
My students are loving it. They keep asking for more!
On  March 30, 2013Gay Miller answered:
Holes is such a wonderful book! I love it when my students ask for more. It feels like you're just doing something right. Enjoy ;>)
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On  March 13, 2013,  Tristen C. said:
This unit is very thorough. It stands alone and if you don't want to do any extras you don't need to. Will definitely look at other packages. I have used her Hatchet unit as well. Way more practical than some of the store bought novel studies. Paragraph writing lessons were great although I didn't use them all.
On  March 13, 2013Gay Miller answered:
Thank you. You are very kind. :>) I'm working on getting all of my units all inclusive. I'm glad this worked well for you. You can't beat Holes or Hatchet. My students love reading them both.
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On  February 4, 2013Gay Miller answered:
Thank you!! I hope your students love Hatchet. Enjoy!!
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On  March 24, 2014,  Buyer asked:
I purchased this unit and was trying to access the powerpoint for the rhyming lesson. The songs you used are not available in the powerpoint to listen to. Is there a way to get these files?
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On  March 24, 2014Gay Miller answered:
You'll find everything here: http://bookunitsteacher.com/reading_holes/holes.htm
Download the zipped file to get everything.

Enjoy!
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On  March 12, 2014,  Buyer asked:
Is the unit common core aligned?
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On  March 12, 2014Gay Miller answered:
I have the Common Core Standard listed on each constructive response question. At the beginning of the paragraph unit section I have a chart listing each standard taught in each lesson. (mostly W. 2 a-f). I have done the same thing in the figurative language section. You will find a chart prior to the lessons listing which standard is taught in each lesson (mostly RL.4) If you need more information send me an e-mail at teachwithgaymiller@gmail.com and I can send you a copy of these charts.
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On  March 1, 2013,  Buyer asked:
I purchased this resource as I was interested in doing the "dig" with my class. There is nothing provided for this activity other than photos. I would like to know the clues that were used as well as what is in the bags. Is this possible?
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On  March 1, 2013Gay Miller answered:
Many of the bags were empty to represent the holes that would be empty. Five had items related to the story including a fish fossil, a very old can of peaches, plastic lizards, a small wooden treasure chest, and a gold lipstick tube. If you will send your e-mail address to millerg3@k12tn.net, I will e-mail you the clues.
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On  August 4, 2012,  Buyer asked:
Does the Holes lesson unit include the power point presentations you previously included on your web site?
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On  August 5, 2012Gay Miller answered:
A Resource Guide to use with Holes is a pdf file. It contains the vocabulary, comprehension, and lessons, but nothing that is interactive. The PowerPoints I had on the MCE Site contain song clips, clipart, etc. that I could not place in a file that I sell. You can e-mail me at millerg3@k12tn.net.
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