Holes Novel Study Unit | Comprehension Questions with Activities and Tests

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3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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142 PDF pages, 124 Google Slides, and 3 Google Forms
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Description

This novel study for Holes, by Louis Sachar, contains 124 pages of resources, including comprehension and vocabulary by chapter, reading response activities, assessments, and more.

Focus standards include figurative language, theme, character analysis, plot, and opinion writing.

No-prep, predictable, and extremely user-friendly, this literature guide is perfect for whole class, small group, or independent study. 

♥You're free to use the printable OR digital version; BOTH are included with your purchase!

♥Perfect for distance learning. Students can access the digital version from home or school. Teachers and students can easily send this back and forth using Google Drive or Google Classroom! (The minimum that's needed is a free Google account. However, you may also contact me for help using this product on many other digital learning platforms!)

♥Excellent for school OR homeschool. No-prep and so easy for teachers, parents, and students to follow!

♥Eye-catching digital version contains full-color, interactive adaptations of all resources.

** NEW ** An additional version of the assessments is now included as Google Forms, which are self-grading. Students can complete these easily on their computers and laptops, and you get instant data! Easy instructions included. (Note: You will need to manually grade the written response questions only.)

This product is not associated with this book's author or publishing company. The book must be purchased separately in order to be used alongside this product.

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

1) Student Chapter Work
•Every section covers 4-5 chapters and contains the following six parts.
→Quickwrite: Free-writing that connects the students to the text.
→True/False, Multiple Choice, and/or Sequencing.
→Standards Focus: Activity based on Reading Literature standards.
→Comprehension and Analysis: 3 written response questions.
→Beyond: Creative activity that might include art, brainstorming, or writing.
→Vocabulary: An entire page of vocabulary work that focuses on 3 chosen words from the chapter. Includes dictionary skills, context clues, and more.

2) 19 Common Core-aligned Reading Response Activities 
•Ask and Answer Questions

•Umbrella Themes
•Comic Strip: Katherine and Sam
•Tower of Terror (focus on obstacles)
•Compare and contrast Characters (Stanley and Zero)
•Characters and Injustices
•Settings and Emotions
•Similes
•Point of View: Zero
•Mystery Thoughts
•Holes: The Movie
•Chapter Highlights
•Scene Snapshot
•Character Traits
•Character Changes
•Setting: The Five Senses
•Who's your Favorite?
•Figurative Language Find
•My Book Review

3) Vocabulary Focus
•2 Vocabulary Reviews to use throughout the book

•Practice with definitions, synonyms, antonyms, context clues
•Vocabulary Lists are organized by chapter & come with and without definitions
•Four challenge words chosen for you from every chapter
•Vocabulary Word Wall cards in full color
•Vocabulary Flashcards in b/w

•Vocabulary Games and Activities Idea Sheet

4) Culminating Project Options
•10 creative project choices for students to complete after they finish the book

5) Two Assessments
•Test comprehension and vocabulary
•Test #1-Chapters 1 to 25
•Test #2-Chapters 26 to 50

•Assessments provided in 3 versions: printables, Google Slides, OR Google Forms!

6) Student Bookmarks
•Serve as reference tools
•Highlight plot, setting, characters
•Attractive art 

7) Easy planning and Low Prep
•Unit Map lays it all out for you

•Table of Contents for easy navigation
•Common Core Codes included for all activities
•Student Packet Covers
•All Answer Keys

8) Instructions for digital Google Slides Version

9) Instructions for digital Google Forms Tests

♥Please view my detailed preview for a closer look at this product!♥

♥♥Want to try before you buy? Click here for a FREE sample of this novel study!♥♥

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**IMPORTANT NOTE**

For the digital Google Slides and Google Forms versions, you will need Internet access and a free Google account, OR Google Classroom. They will work on computers or iPads. Upon purchasing, you will download documents containing links to the digital files, along with explicit, easy-to-follow instructions that will get you started in minutes! Students will be highly engaged and freshly invigorated as they type, draw, and diagram directly into the files on their computers or tablets. These versions are easily shared digitally between you and your students, without the hassle of paper, pencil, and copies. Additionally, the Google Forms assessments allow for self-grading and instant data!

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♥♥ FIND YOUR BEST FIT! ♥♥

Don't need the whole thing? Please be sure to check out my smaller listings below. I have a variety of Holes resources, and I want to be sure you find the one that best meets your needs!

Holes | Comprehension and Vocabulary by chapter

  • Includes 15 comprehension and vocabulary questions for every 4-5 chapters, bookmarks, full-color vocabulary word wall cards, and vocabulary flashcards. Printable and Google Slides versions included.

Holes | Activities and Projects

  • Contains Common Core-aligned, creative activities and projects, along with Culminating Project Choices. Lots of open-ended, critical thinking activities. Printable and Google Slides versions included.

Holes | Tests

  • Contains three assessments that encompass comprehension, vocabulary, and analysis questions. Printable, Google Slides, and Google Forms versions included.

Holes | Comprehension and Vocabulary | Google Forms Edition

  • Easy, automatic, and completely paperless! This option includes 15 comprehension and vocabulary questions for every 4-5 chapters and is hosted on Google Forms for easy grading. This special edition is not included in any of the above listings, and is only available for separate purchase.

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Total Pages
142 PDF pages, 124 Google Slides, and 3 Google Forms
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).

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