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Table of Contents

     

Chapters 1-7

Reading 1.3 -1.4 - 1.5

Vocabulary
Vocabulary Hangman
Concentration, Matching, and Flash Cards

 

Reading 3.2 - Setting

           Cover
           Post Card from Camp Green Lake

           Group Work—Research

 

Reading 3.3 - Character

           Nicknames

           Who's Who

 

Reading 3.3 and Language 1.2
Sentence Pattern Activity

Writing 1.1 - 1.6
Essay # 1: Write about a time when you or someone you know was unfairly accused of a wrongdoing. Describe the situation and tell whether your innocence was ever proven. What did you learn from this experience?

 

Reading 2.3.Main Idea Chapters 1 –7 : Class review activity

 

 

Chapters 8-17

Reading 1.3 -1.4 - 1.5 

           Vocabulary

           Printable Flashcards

Vocabulary Battleship
Vocabulary Hangman
Concentration, Flashcards, Word Search, and Matching

          

 Reading 3.5 - Point of View

           Identify Speaker

         Foreshadowing and Flashbacks

 

Reading 3.8 Contrived or Realistic

           Character Cards

          

 

 

Reading 3.3 and Language 1.2
Sentence Pattern Activity

 

Writing 1.1 - 1.6
Essay # 2: Stanley wrote a letter to his mother describing an ideal, or at least typical, summer camp. Imagine you are Stanley and write a truthful letter to your mother telling about your real experiences at Camp Green Lake.

 

Reading 2.3.Main Idea Chapters 8-17 : Class review activity

 

Battleship Review Game- by Tent D Students

 

Chapters 18-28

Reading 1.3 -1.4 - 1.5 

Vocabulary

Hangman
Rags to Riches Vocabulary Review

          

Reading 2.1 Structural Features of Media
Create a Computer Game
Thinkquest

 

Reading 3.7 Literary Devices

Simile & Metaphor

Personification & Alliteration 

Onomatopoeia, Hyperbole, & Repetition

Literary Device Game by Tent B Students

 

Reading 3.3 and Language 1.2
Sentence Pattern Activity

 

Writing 1.1 - 1.6
Essay # 3: Mr. Pendanski encouraged the boys to consider their goals for their lives after they were released. Write about the goals you have for the future. What are they? How do you plan to achieve your goals? Do you have obstacles to overcome? If so, what are they?

 

Reading 2.3.Main Idea Chapters 18 –28 : Class review activity

 

 

 

Chapters 29 –39

Reading 1.3 -1.4 - 1.5 

Vocabulary

Hangman With Clues by Tent C Students
Hangman Without Clues by Tent C Students
Rags to Riches by Tent A Students

 

 

writing 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3.

Holes Kitchen

 

Reading 3.3 and Language 1.2
Sentence Pattern Activity

 

Writing 1.1 - 1.6
Essay #4: Imagine you are Stanley and write a journal entry expressing your true thoughts and feelings about the people at Camp Green Lake.

        

Reading 2.3.Main Idea Chapters 29—39: Class review activity

 

 

 

Chapters 40 –50

Reading 1.3 -1.4 - 1.5 

           Vocabulary

 

 

Reading 2.1 Structural Features of Media

           Movie Review

 

Reading 2.3 Main Idea

           Storyboard

 

Reading 3.3 and Language 1.2
Sentence Pattern Activity

 

Writing 1.1 - 1.6
Essay # 5: After attempting to steal Mr. Sir's truck, Stanley felt he had made a terrible mistake. Write about a time when you made a serious mistake. Describe the circumstances surrounding it, the consequences you faced afterwards, and any attempts you might have made to correct the situation.

 

Reading 2.3.Main Idea Chapters 40 -50 : Class review activity

 

Reading 3.6 Theme

 

Reading 3.0 Story Map

Holes Plot Line Summary

 

Essay # 6: Analyze a character in the story. What are his/her character traits? How do these traits influence the plot?

Essay # 7: Make an outline and write a summary of what we have read in Holes so far. Use at least four literary devices.