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Holes: A Flashlight Readers Activity

With engaging activities based on the book, this visually appealing online experience gives fans of Holes more of the story they love.

Grades

3–5

Activity Type

  • Interactive Whiteboard Activities
  • Book Resources

Fans of the popular book Holes will love Scholastic’s Explore Holes interactive hub, part of the Flashlight Readers series. With online activities based on the book, discussions with the author, and much more, students get an enhanced reading experience.

Students can:

Learning Objectives

While participating in “Flashlight Readers,” students will:

  • Offer observations, make connections, react, speculate, interpret, and raise questions in response to text
  • Identify and discuss book themes, characters, plots, and settings
  • Connect their experiences with those of the author and/or with characters from the books
  • Support predictions, interpretations, conclusions, etc. with examples from text
  • Practice key reading skills and strategies (cause-and-effect, problem/solution, compare-and-contrast, summarizing, etc.)
  • Monitor their own comprehension
  • Discuss ideas from the book with you, the author, and/or other students online

Benchmarks for Holes Flashlight Readers Lesson Plans

Language Arts Standards (4th Ed.)

Lesson 1: Holes Match 'Em Up Challenge Teaching Guide

  • Understands the basic concept of plot (e.g., main problem, conflict, resolution, cause-and-effect)
  • Knows themes that recur across literary works
  • Understands complex elements of plot development (e.g., cause-and-effect relationships; use of subplots, parallel episodes, and climax; development of conflict and resolution)

Lesson 2: Cause and Effect With The Treasure of Green Lake

  • Understands complex elements of plot development (e.g., cause-and-effect relationships; use of subplots, parallel episodes, and climax; development of conflict and resolution)
  • Makes, confirms, and revises simple predictions about what will be found in a text (e.g., uses prior knowledge and ideas presented in text, illustrations, titles, topic sentences, key words, and foreshadowing clues)

Lesson 3: Explore Writing With Louis Sachar

  • Reflects on what has been learned after reading and formulates ideas, opinions, and personal responses to texts
  • Makes, confirms, and revises simple predictions about what will be found in a text (e.g., uses prior knowledge and ideas presented in text, illustrations, titles, topic sentences, key words, and foreshadowing clues)

Lesson 4: Write Your Own Screenplay

  • Evaluates own and others' writing (e.g., determines the best features of a piece of writing, determines how own writing achieves its purposes, asks for feedback, responds to classmates' writing)
  • Drafting and revising: uses a variety of strategies to draft and revise written work (e.g., analyzes and clarifies meaning, makes structural and syntactical changes, uses an organizational scheme, uses sensory words and figurative language, rethinks and rewrites for different audiences and purposes, checks for a consistent point of view and for transitions between paragraphs, uses direct feedback to revise compositions)
  • Editing and publishing: uses a variety of strategies to edit and publish written work (e.g., eliminates slang; edits for grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling at a developmentally appropriate level; proofreads using reference materials, word processor, and other resources; edits for clarity, word choice, and language usage; uses a word processor or other technology to publish written work)

Susan Cheyney

GRADES: 1-2
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