This script on Conflict in the Novel HOLES involves students in reading and reviewing the story that features Stanley Yelnats - a boy who is under a curse - and how Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive tale of crime, punishment and redemption. HOLES by Louis Sachar won the Newbery Medal and National Book Award. The script incorporates humor and contemporary language and references. It’s part of a collection in my book CURRICULUM-BASED READERS THEATRE SCRIPTS: LANGUAGE ARTS.
This script is written for solo speakers with many parts for ALL so that teachers can use it with a whole class. Reading and rehearsing the script provides information about the many conflicts in the novel - between Stanley, the main protagonist, and Camp Green Lake as a whole - while also increasing reading fluency and engaging students in a dramatic approach to learning facts. Students enjoy creating and performing gestures and sound effects where indicated in the stage directions. And—because it is a script—they do not mind reading and re-reading the information. This Curriculum-Based Readers Theatre script is one of many I have created with students and teachers across the United States.