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Holes by Louis Sachar



Accused of a crime he did not commit, Stanley Yelnats is sentenced to Camp Green Lake for rehabilitation. Almost immediately Stanley realizes digging a large hole each day is not just punishment. The Warden is looking for something special.

While digging Stanley thinks about his family's history. Through these flashbacks, two additional stories are told. These plots weave together to form a complex and wonderful novel. Will all the plots fit together? Will the Warden find what she is looking for?

Read the book Holes by Louis Sachar to find the answers to these questions.


I began using the soundtrack and example sentences from the book Holes to teach figurative language a number of years ago. Because my students love this book, movie, and soundtrack the unit is always super successful. The result of these activities is the following four PowerPoint mini-lessons. The PowerPoints contain songs imbedded in some of the slides. If they do not play for you, you can download the zipped folder listed in the red box above. Just click on the links above or the images below to receive the PowerPoints. ENJOY!

All the resources on this page go with

A Resource Guide to use with Holes.



Sample Pages from A Resource Guide to use with Holes