This is a teaching unit for the novel Holes by Louis Sachar. This unit contains ready-made, Common-Core-aligned handouts to accompany this book. These handouts will require students to analyze the author’s craft and literary elements such as point of view, symbolism, and characterization. There are five tests included as well as writing assignments and post reading activities. Take a look at the table of contents in the free preview to see the focus of each chapter. Everything is ready for you to teach, and the best part is that once you purchase this unit, you can reuse it every year!