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Holes by Louis Sachar "Stanley Yelnats and his family have never had anything but bad luck, so it's not really a surprise to him when he is falsely accused and convicted of theft. Given the choice of jail or Camp Green Lake, Stanley chooses Green Lake because he's never been to camp before. Unfortunately, Camp Green Lake doesn't have a lake and it isn't really a camp. It's a juvenile detention facility. And to build character, the warden, who paints her fingernails with snake venom, has each "camper" dig a hole five feet deep by five feet wide by five feet long every day, even Saturdays and Sundays.

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Holes by Louis Sachar: Teacher Pages By Deb Flaugher Primary Subject – Language Arts Grade Level – 3-6 Date: ___________________ Teacher Name: _________________________ Group:_____ Chapter: #1 Pages:9-10 Holes To help put the right book in each reader's hands, consider the following comprehensive text complexity analyses within your instructional plans. Quantitative Measures 660 is the Lexile Level Source: National Governors Association for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers.[1] Reader and Task Considerations What do you want your students to accomplish with the text, and how will you implement this in your lesson?

For ESL English Language Learners Bilbo Baggins is an upstanding member of a "little people, about half our height, and smaller than the bearded dwarves." He is, like most of his kind, well off, well fed, and best pleased when sitting by his own fire with a pipe, a glass of good beer, and a meal to look forward to. Certainly this particular hobbit is the last person one would expect to see set off on a hazardous journey; indeed, when Gandalf the Grey stops by one morning, "looking for someone to share in an adventure," Baggins fervently wishes the wizard elsewhere. No such luck, however; soon 13 fortune-seeking dwarves have arrived on the hobbit's doorstep in search of a burglar, and before he can even grab his hat or an umbrella, Bilbo Baggins is swept out his door and into a dangerous adventure.

Holes by Louis Sachar: Teacher Pages By Deb Flaugher Primary Subject – Language Arts Grade Level – 3-6 Date: ___________________ Teacher Name: _________________________ Group:_____ Chapter: #1 Pages:9-10 Summary: This chapter describes Camp Green Lake Discuss these questions: Holes Reading Comprehension Quizzes Figurative Language Lessons to go with Holes Activities to use with Holes I've always thought I would introduce "Holes" by doing riddles on various holes. Examples: buttonholes, a hole in one, nostrils, "holesome/wholesome", moon craters, "pigeon-holed" -- you get the drift. You could introduce it with songs such as "There's a Hole in the Bucket, or "Whole lot of shakin' going on" or "He's Got the Whole World in his hands."

For ESL English Language Learners William Golding's compelling story about a group of very ordinary small boys marooned on a coral island has become a modern classic. At first it seems as though it is all going to be great fun; but the fun before long becomes furious and life on the island turns into a nightmare of panic and death. As ordinary standards of behaviour collapse, the whole world the boys know collapses with them—the world of sports and homework and adventure stories—and another world is revealed beneath, primitive and terrible.Labeled a parable, an allegory, a myth, a morality tale, a parody, a political treatise, even a vision of the apocalypse, Lord of the Flies has established itself as a true classic.

'Holes' Lesson Plans 7 Creative Classroom ActivitiesThese activities include studying historical background, work with palindromes, making a timeline, working with cause and effect, more. Teacher Guide to Holes by Louis SacharHow might students use storyboards to demonstrate and to extend their learning? Check the resources here. Holes by Louis Sachar Activities and Lesson Plan using Storyboards! Stanley Yelnats believes his family has been cursed. A story passed from generation to generation says that Elya, his great-great grandfather failed to fulfill a promise to an old gypsy woman, who cursed them. After being mistakenly convicted for stealing a pair of shoes, Stanley is sent to Camp Green Lake. The name is deceptive, the camp is a detention center for boys in the middle of the Texan desert.

Describing photos (comparing, contrasting and speculating) You are going to practise language for; Describing photosComparing and contrasting photos (discussing similarities and differences)Speculating on what might be happeningReacting to photos (giving opinions) Discuss Look at the presentation. Follow the instructions and talk about some of the photos ESL English Listening & Adult Literacy - News - Audiobooks - Songs - Radio Dramas The Tunnel Under The World by Frederik Pohl Guy Burckhardt wakes up screaming, but can't remember the nightmare that caused his fright. Slowly over the next couple of days he comes to realize he's been reliving the same day over and over. And things only get stranger and more frightening from there.

Book Summary Sachar writes the humorous plot of Holes in a straightforward manner; however, he weaves into the plot three subplots. The subplots are tall-tale motifs that provide explanations about incidents involving previous Yelnats generations that significantly impact Stanley's life as well as the lives of others. Stanley Yelnats (whose name is palindromic — which means that his last name is his first name spelled backward) is the protagonist (or main character) of the novel. An only child, Stanley lives with his mother and his father, who is an inventor. Pay It Forward Discussion Questions 1. When Trevor first presents his Pay-It-Forward plan—as a way to change the world for the better—many dismiss it. Why?

For ESL English Language Learners It’s a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself in middle school, where smaller kids share the hallways with bigger kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you’re ready are revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary. Author/illustrator Jeff Kinney recalls the growing pains of school life and introduces a new kind of hero who illustrates the challenges of being a kid.

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