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Product Description
Holes Book Unit 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.


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


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 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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