You will enjoy using this lesson bundle for the novel 'Holes' by Louis Sachar. All the work has been done for you in this sixty-nine page plan. You will find helpful background information about the novel, a nonfiction starter lesson to get students thinking, teaching posters, graphic organizers, comprehension checks, vocabulary activities, detailed lesson plans as well as clear chapter summaries and answer keys. All you need are copies of the novel and chart paper. This plan focuses on author's craft and purpose and was carefully crafted to build your students' thinking while reading skills.
Noticing Your Thinking
Thinking Leads to Thoughtful Answers
Connecting with the Characters
Following Characters via Their Plot Lines
Carrying Ideas Forward
Seeing is Understanding
Mapping out the Story
Formulating & Supporting Theme Statements
Writing about Reading
The material in this packet is versatile and can be used with your entire class, a guided reading group, a literature circle or a substitute/support teacher guide.