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Holes - KS3 Teaching Resources

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Holes - KS3

‘Holes - KS3’ is a 23 lesson unit of work containing a 182-slide PowerPoint and 27 PDF worksheets. This engaging scheme of work explores Louis Sachar's novel chapter by chapter, analysing its plot, characters, themes, language and historical context through a range of learning activities. Content includes:

  1. Exploring the historical and social context of Holes - youth detention in the USA and boot camps 
  2. Engaging chapter by chapter novel study activities to consolidate understanding as learners read through the book
  3. Reading comprehension questions to assess students’ knowledge of plot, character, language, and themes
  4. Analysis of the characters of Stanley Yelnats, Zero, the Warden, Mr Sir, Mr Pendanski, Kissin’ Kate Barlow and Sam
  5. Exploration of the key themes of crime and punishment, friendship and redemption
  6. Developing the key reading skills of inference and deduction
  7. Using quotation when writing about a text
  8. Analysis of Sachar's use of language and techniques such as narrative hooks, building tension and setting the scene (Camp Green Lake)
  9. Role play - hotseating to aid understanding of characters
  10. Developing understanding of key characters through empathy writing activities

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