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Holes - Year 6

This Year 6 reading teaching resource is an extensive 23 lesson unit of work covering the novel 'Holes' by Louis Sachar. Content includes:

  1. Youth detention in the USA and boot camps
  2. The historical context of the American South (racial segregation, civil rights, Jim Crow laws)
  3. Analysis of the characters of Stanley Yelnats, Mr Sir, Mr Pendanski, The Warden, Kate Barlow, Sam and Zero
  4. Exploring key themes - crime and punishment, friendship, redemption 
  5. Key features of a novel – narrative hooks, building tension, setting the scene
  6. Writing about the book using Point/Evidence/Explain
  7. Louis Sachar's purpose and viewpoint
  8. Activities to consolidate understanding of the plot
  9. Language study in key scenes
  10. Hotseating activities
  11. Empathy writing tasks - diary and letter writing – to show understanding of plot, character and themes
'Holes - Year 6' is editable allowing teachers to adapt the resource to meet the needs of each class they teach.
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