Holes is one of my all time favorite high interest novels to use in my classroom. The character development, setting, and plot lines are wonderfully written and pull the reader in throughout the entire novel. It is especially great because it appeals to both the boys and girls in the classroom. I don’t think you can go wrong with using this novel from famed author Louis Sachhar. This is a great unit for Literature Circles and the power point has the students take on specific roles within their group.
In this CCSS novel study of Holes, by Louis Sacharr you will use the power point, activities, and comprehension sheets to guide students through the novel. This is a no prep unit that will last a duration of 3-5 weeks depending on your pacing and how long you focus on specific concepts. Each section has a whole group introduction through an entrance ticket, questions, and comprehension activity. This novel study focus on teaching directly or reviewing all of the Reading Literature CCSS standards.
The unit includes
-a 70 slide power point presentation that can easily be uploaded into google slides if needed. The power point guides you through the novel while focusing on specific reading skills and standards. Key vocabulary and ideas from the novel are pointed out throughout the slideshow and the comprehension questions correspond. You create your pacing for the unit based on the power point and your students abilities.
-Literature Circle Roles based on characters in the book (Stanley, Zero, The Warden, Mr. Sir, and Doc).
- A menu board for students to use throughout the unit for independent work or group work.
- 15 comprehension question hand-outs that are able to be uploaded to google docs if needed.
-4 spelling or vocabulary lists to use in conjunction with the novel study and that are embedded into the power point.
-5 in depth writing activities based on the Depth of Knowledge Vocabulary using the format of Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning used in PARCC and AIR testing.
-Comprehension Group TASK CARDS
- Plot Interactive Notebook Sheet
-2 assessments for middle and end of the novel