Holes Novel Study, Activities and Discussion Questions

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Description

This Holes Novel Study resource is intended to be used as a comprehension, discussion, and activity guide to accompany the novel Holes by Louis Sachar. This is an excellent book for middle to upper primary because of its themes of perseverance and friendship and powerful characters. There is even a film version to compare and contrast with.
 
The novel has been split up into sections for the purposes of this resource. Each section varies in size due to the number of pages and the nature of the content. Some sections call for more reflection and discussion than others.
 
For each section of the Holes Novel Study, there are:
  • Reading comprehension questions,
  • Discussion questions for oral language development in the classroom, designed to be used with pairs or small groups of students.
  • Weblinks and QR codes for students to find out more about the content discussed
  • Six to eight creative activity choices (including digital and non-digital options) 
  • A Keep the Quote section.
  • The Keep the Quote’s are a collection of quotes from the novel that can be cut out and ‘kept’ in an exercise book or notebook. These quotes can then be used to explore the deeper meanings and inferences further, used to make text-to-text or text-to-self connections, illustrated creatively or another purpose of the teacher’s choosing.

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