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HOLES by Louis Sachar Student Worksheets

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Are you searching for activities that fit your students needs and cover all the essential elements of a novel? Do you have reluctant readers who need something different that will make them want to read more? This packet of ready to print student worksheets will save you time.

Your students will unravel the mystery of Camp Green Lake and determine how the past is connected to the present by using my worksheets that include: plot, setting, characters, cause and effect, predicting, themes, main ideas, summarizing, discussion questions for each chapter, symbols, choices (extension activities), connections, opinions, figurative language, rising, falling actions, climax, and more. MANY teaching ideas are given for each page, as well as pages that have detailed instructions, answers and information about the story. There are comprehension questions that can be used for guided reading groups or literature circles.

I designed these pages to have the look of the desert environment which is the main setting in Holes. The font and lines are in brown but will print nicely in black. I realize that many school districts are cutting back and not allowing the use of color ink.

The worksheets can be used with small or large groups. Use them as independent class work, assessments, discussion starters, writing prompts or as homework.

Brainstorming and determining the best answers, as they cite information from the book, creates an atmosphere of higher level thinking. Analyzing text, as they build on each others' responses, and articulating their own ideas, help students become self directed learners.

As students cite information from the book, it creates lively discussions and an atmosphere that encourages better literal and inferential understanding of the story’s components. It also helps students, who have difficulty understanding text or composing answers, become better readers and writers.

After students have brainstormed in small groups to determine the best answers, it's suggested their answers be reviewed with the whole group so they will have an even better and deeper understanding of the story.

The worksheets can also be used as class or homework assignments. If used as informal assessments it will help determine students’ strengths and weaknesses.

The majority of the activities are aligned with the Common Core.


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On  January 12, 2014,  Buyer said:
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On  January 12, 2014Ruth S. answered:
Hi! You're very welcome! I love sharing the resources I create with you and other teachers! I really appreciate your comment and rating! Happy New Year! :)
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On  October 1, 2013,  Buyer said:
Beautifully done. Thank you.
On  October 1, 2013Ruth S. answered:
Hi! Thank you so much! It's such a pleasure sharing my lessons, book packets and ideas with other teachers. I really appreciate your kind comment and rating. Have a wonderful new school year! :)
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On  August 25, 2013,  Buyer said:
Great activities!
On  August 26, 2013Ruth S. answered:
Hi again Frenchwendy! I LOVE this story! I'm glad you like the activities. :) I really appreciate your comment and rating. Have a great year!
Ruth
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On  August 5, 2013Simone Meurant (TpT Seller) said:
Loads of cool ideas. Great for my very mixed ability group. Thank you, a great resource for a fabulous text.
On  August 6, 2013Ruth S. answered:
Hi Simone! Thank you so much! I created this packet of worksheets for my mixed ability group last year! I appreciate your kind comment and rating. Have a wonderful new school year. :)
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On  July 12, 2013,  Meredith M. said:
Great!
On  August 6, 2013Ruth S. answered:
Hi Merm! Thank you! Students love working in small groups to collaborate for answers. I appreciate your comment and rating. Thanks for stopping by. :)
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Thank you!
On  July 2, 2013Ruth S. answered:
Hi Shales! You're welcome! I appreciate your comment and rating. Have a wonderful summer. Thanks for stopping by!
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On  April 17, 2013Jaclyn Davies (TpT Seller) said:
I. Love. This!!! Downloaded it today and cannot wait for my 4th graders to dive into this.
On  April 17, 2013Ruth S. answered:
Hi Jaclyn! Thank you so much for purchasing my Holes packet! I'm so glad you love it. Kids love working in small groups to complete the activities. They learn so much from each other when they collaborate. I really appreciate your comment and rating. Thanks for stopping by!
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On  April 1, 2013Sarah Ezell (TpT Seller) said:
THIS WAS VERY HELPFUL!
On  April 1, 2013Ruth S. answered:
Hi Sarah! Thank you so much for purchasing my Holes packet! Kids really love this book (and so do I!!) I really appreciate your comment and rating! Thanks for stopping by!
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Perfect for the novel! Thank you!
On  January 14, 2013Ruth S. answered:
Hi Mandy! Thank you so much for purchasing my Holes packet! I really appreciate your comment and rating! Thanks for stopping by! Happy New Year!
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This is great! Just what I was looking for!
On  January 7, 2013Ruth S. answered:
Hi Scoot2313! Thank you so much for purchasing my Holes packet! I really appreciate your comment and rating! It's great knowing my worksheets were what you were looking for. Happy New Year!
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On  January 6, 2013Pamela Reibly (TpT Seller) said:
Fantastic and Creative! Can't wait to use these resources during my unit.
On  January 7, 2013Ruth S. answered:
Hi Pamela! Thank you for purchasing my Holes packet! I really appreciate your kind comment and rating! Happy New Year!
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I can't wait to use this with my sutudents!
On  January 2, 2013Ruth S. answered:
Hi Ehunt21! Thank you for purchasing my Holes packet! I really appreciate your comment and rating! Happy New Year!
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On  September 19, 2012,  Buyer said:
Simply fabulous! I did not do all the pages, but loved the variety of options to choose from. Very, very good!
On  September 19, 2012Ruth S. answered:
Hi Ggsnowwhite! Thank you so much for purchasing my Holes student worksheets. I really appreciate your thoughtful comment and rating! Have a great year!!
Ruth
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On  May 8, 2012,  Michelle M. said:
Loads of great ideas in a really nice format. Thanks.
On  May 8, 2012Ruth S. answered:
Thanks MsMoriarty! I created these worksheets so I'd have a complete packet and wouldn't have to continually search for activities for Holes. it took a lot of time to create them, but now I have them for future years.
Thanks so much for your comment and rating!
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On  March 2, 2012Patricia Huster (TpT Seller) said:
Lots of great material here. Nicely set up. Well written and organized.
On  March 2, 2012Ruth S. answered:
Thank you Patricia! I appreciate your kind comment and rating.
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On  October 2, 2013Read2Me (TpT Seller) said:
A+! I love these worksheets! Very creative and comprehensive!
On  October 2, 2013Ruth S. answered:
Hi again Read2Me! I'm flattered by your kindness and
observations about my Holes packet. Thank you so much for your comments and ratings! Have a great new school year!
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On  June 10, 2012,  Tiffany H. said:
Lots of good ideas I will be able to use with my students. Thanks!
On  June 10, 2012Ruth S. answered:
Hi Powertif! Thank you so much for your comment but I'm a bit puzzled why you rated it lower. We TpT teachers are always open to suggestions. It would have been helpful if you had provided me more feedback. Have fun using these worksheets with your students!
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On  May 30, 2011,  Susan G. said:
This is a great unit! The only negative was that, for some reason, it takes a long time to download to our staff printer from my computer.
On  May 30, 2011Ruth S. answered:
Sorry I can't help you with that Rafe. These worksheets are in PDF and shouldn't take long to download to your staff printer. Could it be that your download was in the queue and the printing was held up because others were trying to download and print at the same time? Not sure why the rating for practicality and thoroughness are lower if it's a "great unit".
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On  April 27, 2012,  Buyer asked:
Hi Ruth, Are the worksheets pertaining to plot, theme, and all skills listed directly related to Holes or are they generic worksheets teaching/ assessing those skills?
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On  April 27, 2012Ruth S. answered:
Hi Amanda, A few could be considered "generic" like the plot worksheet that requires brief summaries of the beginning, middle and end of the story. But for the most part, they’re designed specifically for Holes. For instance, the theme worksheet has themes from the story. I require they find information in the story that supports their responses. I pick and choose which ones I want to use as assessments. It might differ year to year depending on the group of kids. Hope this helps! Thanks for asking! :)
Ruth
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HOLES by Louis Sachar Student Worksheets