Holes is a complete novel study that’s ready to go with no preparation from the teacher. This book is a great fit for middle school language arts. It aligns with many of the common core state standards.
The activities included engage the students in many learning outcomes: reading comprehension, critical thinking, making inferences, recognizing flashbacks, recognizing foreshadowing, recognizing idioms, analyzing word parts, understanding the five types of literary conflict, understanding suspense, understanding character, understanding point of view, learning vocabulary, justifying, defending a position, writing a biography, writing for creativity, writing and acting out a scene, skimming and scanning, and inspiring kids to read.
This product includes:
1. The Art of Building Suspense
2. Dynamic Discussion
3. Needs and Wants
4. Tic Tac Toss Game
5. Vocabulary Builder Word Search
6. Thirst, Onions, Yellow-Spotted Lizards, and a Lullaby
7. Get Me Out Of Here!
8. Criss Cross
9. Character Biography
10. Digging Up Dirt
11. The Five Types of Literary Conflict
12. Reading Beyond Books
13. Escape Room
14. Skimming and Scanning for Quotes
15. Reader’s Choice Book Reports
16. Chapter Questions
18. Mock Trials
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There are so many good activities here. They're interactive and the students learn so many important ELA skills.