This is a comprehensive ready-to-go set of questions (343) to provoke and test students' learning when studying the novel Holes by Louis Sachar.
This product features a number of different types and styles of questions. Some focus on reading and basic fact-finding. Some seek opinions from students on action or character, and encourage them to justify those opinions. Others ask students to explain terms, words, or pieces of dialogue from the text. By paying close attention to the text, and with occasional use of their dictionaries, students should be able to answer all questions.
I usually give each student a copy of the questions when we begin the novel, and then use as homework, classwork etc.. It gives students a chance to show off their knowledge of the events in the novel. I'm often amazed to rediscover that students love the routine of answering questions in this format.
Students could write the answers, or if they have read chapters independently, the questions can be asked orally to ensure understanding.
There are 343 questions in total. It's a 13 page student handout, in Word format, so editable to suit your class. The 19 page answer key is also included. I have not included spaces for students to write on the worksheet because I find this very wasteful of paper, and I think this limits their answers. (Many students base their answers on how much space is available).
When students can answer these questions, they will have an excellent understanding of the novel.
The preview file contains the questions and answer key for the first four chapters. Even if you don't purchase my product, the preview file will give you a useful start to your study of this fabulous novel.
If you are working with weaker or younger children, children with special educational needs, or EAL students, you may find my basic questions on Holes more suitable. Check out Holes - Detailed Low-Order Reading Questions
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You can purchase both sets of questions at a much reduced rate at Holes - Differentiated Reading Questions
This product, and my other resources for Holes can be purchased at a reduced rate as part of a bundle. Check out Holes - 20 Active Learning Resources Bundle for Mixed Ability
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