Holes Teaching Guide
In this unit, students explore various plotlines and cause-and-effect relationships from the book. Plus, they learn about author Louis Sachar, and transform a scene from the book into an original screenplay.
- Grades: 6–8
About this book
In this Flashlight Readers session, students build key comprehension skills including identifying the sequence of story events and recognizing the cause-and-effect relationships of these events in the development of a narrative. Students gain these skills by participating in interactive games and activities related to the Newbery Medal-winning book Holes by Louis Sachar.
- Match key story symbols/events and explore how they're repeated through multiple story strands
- Reconstruct plot by creating a timeline of story events
- Interact with vocabulary and symbols from the book
- Play a reading comprehension adventure game based on plot, characters, and themes
- Communicate with the author by participating in a moderated chat or by reading the transcript
- View stills from the movie with references to related passages from the book
- Learn about the author, his writing process, and how he comes up with story ideas
Lesson Plans for this Unit
Lesson 3: Explore Writing With Louis Sachar
Lesson 4: Write Your Own Screenplay