This pack contains Bloom's Taxonomy activities about Holes by Louis Sachar. This incredible story can be used in many ways in your classroom, from encouraging reading to creating a classroom theme.The activities involve identifying key characteristic traits, drawing images based on reading visualisation, comparison of film and story, themes and historical connections, making judgements about character decisions and creating new ideas that stem from the book content.
Using Blooms Taxonomy Framework, this resource will enable you to use it as a tool for higher order thinking. For best results, students should have finished reading the entire book before commencing this table. Or else, you may wish to limit certain columns until they have progressed far enough into the book.
Examples of activities that this framework include:
Creating a list of weird nicknames for their friends. They will need to explain why these names are relevant
Rank the boys in order of hierarchy at the camp. Establish why there was a need to have positions?
If you were Miss Katherine, would you have become an outlaw? Justify your decision
Make a welcome to Camp Green Lake brochure for Government Officials. Try to hide the "bad side" of the lake so that it would not be closed down.
As, you move along the different skill sets, it will require students to develop a deeper understanding of the characters and themes of the text. They will need to be able to make connections and empathise with the characters to demonstrate higher level thinking.
This framework can be used as an independent task or a homework extension for students that need an extra challenge. It allows you to date when they have completed a task so you can keep track of their progress. In the classroom, I like them to finish at least 3 activities before advancing to the next skill set.
As a heads up, some of these activities will prove to be of more value when completed together as a whole class, and therefore you may want to select those activities and use them as class competitions or whole class learning experiences.
What this package includes:
6 Bloom's taxonomy posters
Bloom's taxonomy activities (6 activities per skill, 36 total activities)
Teacher material notes
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