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Holes (Anniversary)
Holes (Anniversary) | Louis Sachar
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10th Anniversary EditionLouis Sachar received great recognition for his groundbreaking story of Stanley Yelnats - a boy with a history of bad luck. As School Library Journal predicted in their starred review of the book when it was first published, "Kids will love Holes." A decade later, the book is still quenching young readers' thirst for a gripping story about a far-reaching family curse, friendship, adventure, endurance, and, finally, a generous helping of good karma. Celebrate with this special 10th Anniversary Edition, which includes portraits of the author as a little brother (by his big brother), as a husband (by his wife), and as a father (by his daughter), along with photos and Louis Sachar's 1999 Newbery acceptance speech. Vladimir Radunsky, who created the original iconoclastic cover illustration, has made new art from the familiar images. Wrapped in an acetate jacket, this edition is an appealing package that will be equally welcome in public, school, or home libraries. Holes is a 1998 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and the winner of the 1998 National Book Award for Young People's Literature, the 1999 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Fiction and the 1999 Newbery Medal.
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Cinfhen
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#BeatleMaynia #FixingAHole Such an amazing book and movie🤩A family favorite 🙌🏻❣️

TrishB Same here 💕 4d
Eggs Sachar‘s masterpiece!!! 4d
mrp27 Loved this book! Movie was decent too. 4d
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ChristySevern
Holes | Louis Sachar
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Also, finished reading Holes to my son last week! He loved it and is now asking to find the companion guidebook! We even watched the movie over the weekend. The deal was he had to AR test on the book at school before we could watch the movie. He tested and got a 90% and 6+ AR points! He said it's one of his favorite books now 😊 Always a recommended for young (and young at heart!) readers 📚

Caterina I loved Holes growing up!! The book, the movie, I even owned the CD soundtrack and listened to it constantly. Zero was my first TV crush 😂 So glad he enjoyed it! 2w
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Eggs
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?Breakin' rocks in the hot sun
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won
I needed money 'cause I had none
I fought the law and the law won?

Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the warden makes the boys "build character" by spending all day, every day, digging holes five feet wide and five feet deep.
#ifoughtthelaw #anglophileapril

Cinfhen Such a classic! A family favorite 🙌🏻❣️ 4w
Mdargusch I was going to post this book too. It immediately popped into my head. 4w
Reviewsbylola Fantastic book! 4w
whatshesreadingnow Love this book! 4w
emilyhaldi Well that sounds like a special form of torture!!! 4w
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JessicaRosell
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A rf book that won a Newbery award, that has always been able to keep my attention. This book, not only is love by all, it‘s a great movie! Whenever it is on tv I just have to watch it!
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This book could be used in a LC, IR, PR, and even some parts can be RA.

Scholastic offers an amazing array of lesson plans for this book, one that liked would be: ‘Cause and Effect with The Treasure of Green Lake.

JessicaRosell https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/cause-and-effe...

Students will love exploring Green Lake, playing an online game and using graphic organizers to find out causes and effects. Supported by ESOL and UDL: 30, 43, 44, and 7.1, 4.1, 3.1.

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Kcallihan Jessica, I had no idea that this was also a book! I too always have to watch the movie every time it comes on and I‘m actually very interested in reading this book. I enjoyed that you included not only the book and a lesson plan but you also mentioned using the computer to further grasp their understanding of the book. I think you did a very thorough job explaining this, good work! :) 1mo
WoodsKatie Such a classic, both as a book and movie. This used to be a choice book in classes when it was t its prime but I still think it‘s modern enough for kids in this generation. Would totally use this in my classroom! Great post! 1mo
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SofiaRoselli I have never read this book, only watched the movie! I definitely have to read the book! 1mo
JessicaRosell @SofiaRoselli the movie is just like the book! It's a quite read too! 1mo
melindamcmullen84 I never knew this was a book! The movie was great so I will need to purchase this for my future library! I know many children who love the movie so this should be an easy book to encourage children to read it! 1mo
DrSpalding You are right! This book could be used with a variety of teaching strategies. The movie and book comparison could be a valuable classroom experience. 1mo
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erincox
Holes | Louis Sachar

“It was all because of his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather!”

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erincox
Holes | Louis Sachar

I have always loved this book and I think it would be a great book for middle school or high school audience due to the themes that are being touched on throughout the book. The students will be able to understand it better than younger audiences and it will teach them to be kind to everyone and everyone comes from a different background.

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erincox
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Contemporary Realistic Fiction Published in 1998
This story is about a boy Stanley Yelnats who is sent to Camp Green Lake. He was sent to this juvenile corrections facility because he was falsely accused of theft. This book touches on themes like racism, homelessness, illiteracy and arranged marriages.

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sydneybrooks
Holes | Louis Sachar

It was all because of his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig stealing-great-great-grandfather!

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sydneybrooks
Holes | Louis Sachar

Another book that I would love to do a comparison with the movie. I could read this story a million times and never get bored. The story is really incredible to me.

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sydneybrooks
Holes | Louis Sachar
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Another book that I think anyone can enjoy! What a wild story all around that has some super interesting characters. This story is definitely a page turner.

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ChristySevern
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My son asked to read Holes during nightly story time and how could I say no? One of my all-time favorite books and I can share it with my main man 💙 He's already asked to watch the movie once we finish the book 😊
#MyMiniBookworm #ChildhoodFavorites #BubbaReads

SitsWithaBook I loved this book, too. So clever! I think I need to reread it. 2mo
ChristySevern @SitsWithaBook I've read it many times myself and I read it to my son when he was younger. He's 9yo now but he still enjoys a "story" (it's usually a few pages or several short chapters) every night before bed ? 2mo
JazzFeathers I don't think l've ever heard of this. Not the book, not the movie. Though from the pic it seems a 1980s movie? 2mo
ChristySevern @JazzFeathers What?? 😵 Book came out in 98, movie was in 2003 lol I had read the book as a kid several times over and the movie adaptation is really great! One of my favorites! 2mo
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TheBookKeepers
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This was a fun re-read for me. Done as a shared read aloud with my 10 yo son; we both enjoyed this story a lot together! I love how the writing style was easy to follow but also provided enough new vocabulary without being overwhelming for my kiddo. Fantastic story about bad luck and great friendships.

What‘s ur favorite middle grade fiction book? Looking for recommendations for our next read aloud 💛💛

Ms.Story Loved this one: 2mo
Alfoster Always a favorite! My 6th grade teacher read it aloud to us. Didn‘t know the term “ugly cry” back then but that solidified it for me! 2mo
TheBookKeepers Haha oh that‘s a great one! I haven‘t read it since middle school either, thanks @Alfoster 2mo
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TheBookKeepers @Ms.Story I haven‘t heard of that one before!! Thanks, stacked it!! 2mo
j.rye This is a favorite with my 8 year old and me! 2mo
BookNAround Not one that was around for my kids but so great 2mo
TheBookKeepers @BookNAround We read Wonder as a read a loud last year & loved it!!! Excellent book 💛 2mo
Freespirit My son read this years ago as a small boy and loved it! He was not a reader so we felt it was a great achievement 😍 2mo
Tamra Holes had been TBR a long time for me! We have loved the track series by Jason Reynolds! 🏃🏾‍♂️🏃🏾‍♀️ Right now we‘re reading the 2nd Vanderbeekers installment. Wonder too is a great suggestion. 2mo
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hollylynnbee
Holes | Louis Sachar
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I've been organizing my book cases all weekend. I finally decided horizontal with a few vertical in random order. I love a perfectly sloppy bookcase 📚😍
#shelfie #cantstopbuying

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jennacavanaugh
Holes | Louis Sachar

"He was glad they called him Caveman. It meant they accepted him as a member of the group."

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jennacavanaugh
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I really liked how this book mentions racism. It will allow the children to truly understand what racism means and how it still affects people to this day

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jennacavanaugh
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This book looks like a great book to read out loud to a class and then have them read snippets on their own. The theme of deceit is prevalent in the beginnings of this novel. I think this would be a great book to read to students so they understand the concept of racism and how that is still present in our society today.

Modern Fantasy
Rating 4/5

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HBecker20
Holes | Louis Sachar

“Behind them the sky had turned dark, and for the first time in over a hundred years, a drop of rain fell into the empty lake”

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HBecker20
Holes | Louis Sachar

I think this book would be great for kids to learn about family relationships. Stanley in the book has a loving family, while Zero had no family. Racism is also mentioned in the book when African Americans were punished harder than the Caucasian males at the camp. Stanley and Zero are both misfits that when given the opportunity to prove themselves, they exhibit their strengths and rise above negative judgements from other people.

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HBecker20
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Stanley Yelnats is a boy who has bad luck due to a curse placed on his great-great-grandfather. He is sent to Camp Green Lake, a juvenile detention camp, for a crime he didn‘t commit. Stanley and the boys at the camp are forced to dig large holes in the dirt all day as punishment. Stanley then realizes that they are told to dig holes because the warden is searching for something under ground.

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AmandaEve
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1. Doesn‘t matter where I am as long as I‘m on an adventure 😊
2. Always love the beach 🏝but I have yet to visit any mountains 🤔
3. Hiking, floating, and riding jet skis
4. Glamping
5. Tagged - couldn‘t think of too many
#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn I‘m not sure where you live, but I highly recommend the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I‘m a bit biased since I grew up near there, but I think it‘s one of the most beautiful areas. And thanks for playing! ⛺️ 3mo
AmandaEve @wanderinglynn I live in TX and I am hoping to save up for an awesome out of state trip within the next year. Will definitely have to keep this in mind. Thanks for the recommendation! 😁 3mo
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ahoffkosik
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One of my favorite fellow podcast hosts joins my book podcast SSR to wrap up Manuary with a discussion of Holes! We get reacquainted with the unlucky Stanley Yelnats, as well as Camp Green Lake and its darkly funny cast of characters. We also talk about the book‘s darker themes — race, class, and the prison industrial complex (yep!) — and hot take culture. Click the link in my bio to listen! 🌵🎧

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thebookishtype15
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I hadn't read the book before now. It's a great story and so unique. The movie also stayed true to it which makes me happy.

megzlynn There is a spin-off/sequel to Holes that is not as well know called Small Steps. It follows Armpit‘s life two years after Camp Green Lake. I almost enjoyed it as much as Holes. However, I warn you that it is a very different story. I read it when I was very young but even then I realized it was much darker and dealt with heavy topics. 4mo
thebookishtype15 I saw that it had a follow up. Thanks for the heads up! 4mo
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LiterRohde
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“He was glad they called him Caveman. It meant they accepted him as a member of the group. He would have been glad even if they had called him Barf Bag.”

#QuotsyJan19 | 20: #Accept

📷: Made with Typorama

BookNerd9906 Love this book. ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
CoffeeNBooks I love this book!! 4mo
whatshesreadingnow Great book 👍🏻 4mo
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Ke633
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#FriYayIntro @howjessreads
1. Probably fantasy but I try to mix it up.
2. Not really. I‘m slightly trypophobic although I wouldn‘t really call it a fear. It‘s more like a gross out.
3. A Veterinarian, teacher, or a traveler.
4. 77 F
5. On it!

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JoyBlue
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This is another re-read of a book I last read to/with my boys when they were little. Loved it (again)!

ChristySevern One of my favorite books! I also read it to my son a few years ago and then we watched the movie (great adaptation!). I'm always up for a reread of Holes! 😁 5mo
JoyBlue @ChristySevern I‘ll try to rewatch the movie soon, too. I‘m glad we shared this with our sons. 💙 5mo
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kgriffith
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Iliena is very suspicious of the activity in the living room involving many shopping bags, and boxes that are not for her to sit in. Creeper mouth-sniffing in full effect. Listening to the last of this audiobook while I prepare to sort and wrap gifts. 🕳 🦎 🕳 👟 🕳

saresmoore Stanley Yelnats ♥️ 5mo
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kgriffith
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“Stanley Yelnats was the only passenger on the bus, not counting the driver, or the guard. The guard sat next to the driver, with his seat turned around facing Stanley.”

Andrew65 Loved this. 5mo
saresmoore This was one of my very favorite childhood books! 5mo
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Kboltz
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It‘s still a good book, reread it because my 4th graders just discovered it. A story within a story😀

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keys_on_fire
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This was a fun and easy read. This is going on my KEEP shelf! #book2 #deweysreadathon #makemereadit

dawn-pInk I L💛O💛V💛E that book! So glad you enjoyed :) 7mo
keys_on_fire @dawn-plnk have you seen the movie? I want to see it now... 7mo
GingerAntics The movie was great, too. 7mo
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heidisreads This book is one of my favorites. Can‘t wait to read it to my boys someday. Loved the movie (and soundtrack), too. 7mo
bookcollecter Awesome book! Stanley Yelnats 7mo
Lcsmcat My kids loved this. I haven‘t read it myself. 7mo
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keys_on_fire
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Too often we want to relieve ourselves of temporary pain and give up on future greatness

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GatheringBooks
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#31BookPics Day 6: Fats (one of the GatheringBooks ladies) has done a brilliant post about books and their #MovieAdaptation a few years back, including tagged book. Holes was one of the first middle grade novels my daughter enjoyed and we watched the #MovieAdaptation as soon as she finished the book. For more titles on Loss, Heartbreak, and Coming of Age in #MovieAdaptations, see here: https://wp.me/pDlzr-6gq

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KaraDunn
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Loved this tightly plotted, funny yet terrifying middle grade story! It was one of my husband‘s favorites when he was a kid. I will definitely be recommending it to our son when he is a bit older.

Tamra I just told my son I‘m so anxious to read this with him to figure out why they‘re being forced to dig holes! Don‘t tell me! 😹 (edited) 9mo
Foragingfantasy We love the movie. Haven‘t read the book yet. 9mo
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Lesmar
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Just read this to see if I can use it as a read aloud with my students. Great story, with some neat twists in it.

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TheNextBook
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The kid is reading Holes and I am so excited!!!!! I‘m recording the movie and will watch it together when he finishes. I might try and squeeze in a reread!

TrishB How weird is that! I just used this for one of the photo prompts today! So much love for this book. 9mo
Reviewsbylola I really loved this one when I read it! 9mo
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TrishB
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#holeinyoursoul #abbainaugust
Another one from my kids books- my son loved this one.

RadicalReader @TrishB the movie is also marvelous. I also enjoyed Sideway Stories from Wayside School, Wayside School is Falling Down and Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger 9mo
Centique My son loved this movie too 😊 9mo
Cinfhen My kids LOVED this one too💙💙💙 9mo
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Caroline2 Oh I need to add this to my son‘s Christmas list then! 👍🏻 9mo
elizabethlk I still have my copy of this book, such a good read! It is also a rare case of my having enjoyed the movie more. 9mo
saresmoore I really loved this one as a kid and now my daughter loves it, too! 9mo
Linear I didnt know it was a book. Thats cool 9mo
Mdargusch Good one! 👍🏼 9mo
Reviewsbylola I read this one for a children‘s lit class in college. It‘s great! 9mo
8leagueboot I read this book over and over as a kid. 9mo
TrishB @RadicalReader @Centique @Cinfhen @elizabethlk @saresmoore @Reviewsbylola @8leagueboot so much love for the book, that‘s cool 💕💕 not unexpectedly I haven‘t seen the film!! 9mo
emilyhaldi Cute ☺️ 9mo
TrishB @Caroline2 it‘s a good one 👍🏻 9mo
Cinfhen Film is actually good @TrishB 9mo
ephemeralwaltz Yes! Such a good one 👏 9mo
ephemeralwaltz @Cinfhen Oooh I have to check it out. 9mo
Meredith3 Omg I forgot about this book! Been awhile since I‘ve read it, but I remember enjoying it! Nice choice for today! 9mo
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Meaw_catlady
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#agameoffavorites #awardwinningauthor
I chose Holes! This book won the John Newberry Medal! I loved this book as a kid and also the movie ! The Warden and Kissin Kate we‘re two amazing female characters and the story was just so intriguing to me!

eeclayton Nice photo! 9mo
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Kaelya
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Holes by Louis Sachar was such a great novel about a boy named Stanley yelnats who has bad luck based on a curse from his great- great grandfather. He is sent to camp green lake where he has to dig holes 5 feet wide and 5 feet deep. I would suggest to middle schools to read this book in a literature circle to be able to discuss the story with other students. UDL I would use is 2.2 and 2.4 to understand the language used and promote understanding!

Kaelya The ESOL strategy I would pick would be 38 to assign to the group short reading to make it easier for ell students and not making them overwhelmed. #ucflae3414sub18 louissachar.com 10mo
DrSpalding Late submission. 38 is an excellent EL strategy. 9mo
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DianaHerrera
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This realistic fictional book, Holes written by Louis Sachar, won the National Book award and would be a RA that everyone would enjoy. This book is about a young man named Stanley Yelnats IV who takes a trip to Camp Green Lake. This campsite; however, is not like any other campsite you could be familiar with. He arrives without the knowledge of what exactly he would be doing, digging holes.

DianaHerrera This Character Map on this website is an activity you can do with your 4th/5th grade students. This website provides everything! A teacher guide, templates of the layouts students can choose from, tips on how to complete the activity, H.O.T questions, vocabulary, CCSS, rubric, and so much more. The activity I loved the most is the Character Map. 10mo
DianaHerrera I stated earlier, the website already provides the template so all you need to do is make many copies of the different characters from the story. The students can choose the character they loved the most or simply want to learn more about. They place the character in the center of the layout (map) and in the blanks they will write in complete sentences about the things that character did in the book. 10mo
DianaHerrera UDL 1.1 goes hand in hand with this story would be to provide multiple means of representation because the students are to customize their own way of displaying the information on the maps. Showing students how to use graphic organizers (layouts from the lesson) can help retain information they need from the story into their long term memory (EL #7). #UCFLAE3414SuB18 10mo
DrSpalding Character maps truly help students understand characterization. Good choice. 9mo
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Sluglifebooks
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Pretty good

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MirrorMask
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" It was all because of his no good dirty #rotten pig stealing great great grandfather!"

#quotsyjune18 @TK-421

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DebbieVincent
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A book for idealists that believe in karma, destiny and that hard work and kindness is proportional to glory and riches. In real life, the good die young and young innocent kids sometimes die too. Oh well... It's escapism, and clean, with no loose ends.
It's a comedy about young prisoners that spend all day digging holes as punishment, to build character. And yes, it does. #holes #sachar

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LiterRohde
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“Zero wasnt worried, ‘When you spend your whole life living in a hole‘, he said, ‘the only way you can go is up.‘”

#QuotsyMay18 | 23: #Zero

📷: Google Images

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karenna
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When I taught middle school, this was one of my students' favorite non-assigned books. More than a decade later, I finally got around to reading it. Great selection, Former Students! I was very charmed by the plot and characters, which entertain readers of all ages.

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StellaDz
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My BF wanted me to read this book; it was his favourite as a child, and I have to say, it was pretty darn good! It‘s funny, touching and has a pretty interesting backstory that is all tied up nicely by the end. It‘s definitely not what I was expecting.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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KaitlynN
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Holes by Louis Sachar won the Newbery Award. The genre of this book is MF but it feels like RF. The only reason I said MF is because there is talk about spells/curses/prophecy, which, let‘s be honest who knows, right? Anyway, this book is super fun and would be a great option for IR or LC. UDL 7.1 fits well when kids are choosing what they want to read in LC and for IR. ESOL strategy 10 would also help student with sharing their thinking.

KaitlynN https://www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/holes this resource is a great starting point for activities and lessons connected to Holes. I remember my brother read this in 4th grade. His class did a project where they decorated Pringles can to look like their favorite character, then they put items inside that retreat who they are. There are many great ideas for this book and I think kids like it just as much as teachers do! #ucflae3414sp18 (edited) 13mo
erin.yarbrough This book sounds interesting! Hearing about books involving magic always interests me! 13mo
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RadicalReader
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I adored this book and showed with hard work and dedication reformation is possible. “ having a bad boy dig holes in the sun all day turns him into a good boy” it was pure genius how Stanley‘s name was Stanley Stanley because Yelnats was Stanley spelled backwards

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