Holes - lesson 1/ chapters 1, 2 ,3

Holes by Louis Sachar
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This lesson contains 21 slides, with interactive quizzes and text slides.

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Holes by Louis Sachar

Slide 1 - Slide

What are your first impressions of the book?

Slide 2 - Open question

Does the front cover attract you and make you want to read the book or does it put you off? Why?

Slide 3 - Open question

You are entering Camp Green Lake

Slide 4 - Slide

The Setting
Read the first chapter of the novel.
Sachar gives his novel a very harsh setting.
How has he managed to do that?

Slide 5 - Slide

list all the words or phrases that make Camp Green Lake sound hostile ( the word hostile means unfriendly)

Slide 6 - Mind map

How does Sachar create a sense of tension? 
  • The fact that there is no camp at Camp Green Lake

Slide 7 - Slide

openings
Read chapter 2 thoroughly BEFORE answering the questions below.
  1. Why are openings important in stories?
  2. Has Sachar managed to create an engaing opening in Holes?
  3. Now that you know a little more about the setting, can you guess what the main themes of this novel may be?
  4. What questions are raised in these chapters which you are interested in finding the answers to?

Slide 8 - Slide

Who goes to Camp Green Lake?
What do they do there?

Slide 9 - Mind map

Read chapter 3
After you have read the chapter, complete the quiz questions in the following slides.

Slide 10 - Slide

Discuss:
Was Stanley Yelnats made to go to Camp Green Lake?
  • Why did he choose to go?

Slide 11 - Slide

Stanley Yelnats 
True or False

Answer the quiz questions

Slide 12 - Slide

What does Stanley look like?
A
skinny
B
overweight
C
well built
D
normal posture

Slide 13 - Quiz

Why did Stanley's great-great-grandfather have a curse on him?
A
He had annoyed an outlaw, Kate Barlow
B
He had been in a stage coach robbery
C
He had made a fortune in the stock markets
D
He stole a pig from a one legged gypsy

Slide 14 - Quiz

Does Stanley believe in curses and bad luck?
A
Yes
B
no
C
Yes and no

Slide 15 - Quiz

Who did Stanley's family for everything that went wrong?
A
The one legged gypsy
B
The great-great-grandfather
C
The pig
D
Kissin' Kate Barlow

Slide 16 - Quiz

What is unusual about Stanley's name?
A
It was actually his mother's surname
B
It was exactly the same as his grandfathers
C
It was the same spelt backwards or forwards
D
It was really Simon but he preferred to be called Stanley

Slide 17 - Quiz

What did Stanley's father do?
A
He was an inventor
B
He was a singer
C
He was a song writer

Slide 18 - Quiz

Even though Stanley's family had bad luck, how did they act?
A
Resigned
B
Bitter
C
Hopeful
D
Envious of others

Slide 19 - Quiz

Stanley's great-great-grandfather was robbed by an outlaw. Who was it?
A
Jessie James
B
Kissin' Kate Barlow
C
The Sundance kid
D
The book doesn't say

Slide 20 - Quiz

Homework
complete the lesson up lesson

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