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Novel Study- Holes by Louis Sachar
Erica Blackman, M. Ed
This thematic unit on the novel Holes, by Louis Sachar, will help your child develop a love for reading while studying the universal themes of identity, choices, and determination, among others
Holes is a fantastic story about friendship, justice and perseverance. Students will learn about character development, setting, plot, and themes of a novel. We will delve deep into justice and fairness and what it means to be a friend. Students will learn how to carefully read a text and ask and answer appropriate questions in order to truly understand the authors meaning and purpose. They will study writer's techniques like flashback, suspense, and literary foils. Besides English skills,...
Students will learn multiple reading strategies to help them understand how to navigate through this novel and every other one they may read. They will also understand literary elements such as symbolism, themes, character and plot development.
I absolutely love this book and the positive themes it helps teach students. I’ve taught it many times and always learn new things through the students’ eyes. I am able to use this story to teach many important elements of literature. The story is so appealing that students can't wait to see what happens next!
Students will need a copy of the book Holes by Louis Sachar. This can be purchased on Amazon or borrowed from your local library They will also need paper and pencil or a notebook for writing I will provide handouts and graphic organizers as we go
In the book, there is a flashback to the 1800s and a black man gets killed for kissing a white woman. There are no details that make it violent, but it is talked about. Because of this part of the plot, there will be a lesson on racism and Jim Crow laws. Please let me know if you would like to see the presentation we will be using during this lesson.
Meet the teacher
Hello! My name is Erica Blackman and I have been an educator for almost 15 years. I graduated from Florida State University in 2006 with a bachelors in English Education. I began my formal teaching career in Washington, D.C. where I taught middle...
$140for 10 classes
2x per week, 5 weeks
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(2)
Completed by 8 learners
Live video meetings
4-8 learners per class