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Holes
Holes | Louis Sachar
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This winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award features Stanley Yelnats, a kid who is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats. Now 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. It doesn't take long for Stanley to realize there's more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake: the warden is looking for something. Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishmentand redemption.From the Paperback edition.
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MaggieCarr
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Rereading a book 20+ years later with the next generation is so fun. I remembered so much but forgot little details that kept me captivated even all these years later.

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Geekbower
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Is an awesome bop!

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Connotation and Denotation

Camp Green Lake is the connotation because there‘s no lake but it used to be in the past but go into a drought and has a big backstory in the book.

The denotation is that it is no lake. Said Stanley

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IsaiahN
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Three days after Sam‘s death, Miss Katherine shot the sheriff while he was sitting in the chair drinking a cup of coffee.

This shows the tense mood from this character doing the action of killing

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JacksonM
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I‘ve had to read this book so many times not because it doesn‘t make any sense it‘s because it‘s so good especially if you have seen the movie. It‘s about a boy who get accused for stealing a pair of shoes that belonged to a famous baseball player that were donated to a homeless shelter for auction. but instead of going to jail he goes to camp green lake where he is forced to dig one big hole each day. It‘s a great book totally recommend!

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SarahBookInterrupted
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Check out Kim‘s Manuscript Monday Book Review of Holes by Louis Sachar on the Book Interrupted Blog. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-holes

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VioletMoonBooks
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The book centers on Stanley Yelnats, who is sent to Camp Green Lake, a correctional boot camp in a desert in Texas, after being falsely accused of theft.
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Smarkies
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I was not sure what I was getting into with this book. The story took a while to gel together and at times I kept wanting it to move along a little bit faster. But all in all a fairly enjoyable read.
Read for #bookspin for November.
@TheAromaofBooks

Sharpeipup The movie does it Justice 7mo
Smarkies @Sharpeipup I'll look it up. 😁 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 7mo
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K.Wielechowski
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I haven‘t read Holes since I was in middle school but dammit does it hold up. The characters are multidimensional, the three storylines twist into one perfectly, and it‘s just so entertaining.
Stanley Yelnats is an overweight teen, arrested for stealing shoes that he didn‘t actually steal. He‘s sent to Camp Green Lake where he is to spend the next 18 months digging holes and cursing his no good, rotten, pig stealing great great grandpa.

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Daneil
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This book is 1 of my favourite books it keeps you entertained and doesn‘t have constant action. This book I about a boy who is always in the wrong place at the wrong time and it ends him up in juvenile prison but read it to see what happens next

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Jolly good fun except for that nightmare-inducing lizard scene.

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peanutnine
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Day 29 #MayCharacters
Prompt: Macho

My first thought was Mr. Sir from one of my childhood favorites

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚🙌🏻 13mo
Eggs Love this book❣️❣️ 13mo
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amber_ldsmom
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4/5🌟
I listened to over half of it on Audible and didn‘t like the narrator, so I read the rest. Loved double stories and how they intertwined.
#NewberyEpicChallenge

SeaToSkyes One of my favorites! ❤️ 1y
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amber_ldsmom
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#NewberyEpicChallenge books for March!

Holes by Louis Sachar
Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson

Enjoy!

Butterfinger I have always wanted to read Rabbit Hill. I don't know why I haven't. Holes used to be a favorite among my students. It was one I read several times. 1y
amber_ldsmom @Butterfinger I haven‘t read either one, but I saw the movie Holes. Do you know how it compares to the book? 1y
Butterfinger It's a pretty good adaptation, actually. 1y
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KimberlyJuracich
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I love the book. Love the movie. Still quote it. Still sing the song. Still have a mad crush on the dude that played Sam the onion man. Enough said.

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I‘ve always heard good things about this book, but probably would never have read it had it not been for #readwithmrbook.

It was surprisingly powerful for a kids‘ book and so well-written. Are you still enjoying reading it to your son? @Caroline2

Thanks for a great year-long challenge, Jason! @MrBook

#newberyawardwinner

TrishB I remember reading with my son 😁 2y
kathedron You're nicer than me, @TrishB . I remember finding this in my daughter's school bag and not giving it back until I'd finished it. In my defence, she didn't have to wait long. 2y
TrishB @kathedron 😂😂 2y
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squirrelbrain That made me laugh @kathedron 🤣🤣 2y
Caroline2 Yes! It‘s a lovely story, the film is good too! Xavier loved it! 👍 2y
Caroline2 @kathedron 😆 how funny!! 2y
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cristian123098
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this book is about a boy who was accused of stealing a celebrity's shoes, but even though he wasn't guilty, the judge made him choose if he wants to go to jail or to camp green lake. The boy chose the camp and when he got there, he realized that it wasn't as nice as he thought. This book consists of 272 pages.

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Mrs_B
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Love this book - so cleverly written the way the historical stories lead into the future. Stanley and Zero are great characters, and, having watched the film, in my mind the warden will always be Sigourney Weaver!!!

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Rissa1
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A simple read, took me only a couple of hours, yet I am super excited to hand it off to my 11 year old. #SuperSeptember @Andrew65

Andrew65 Our Year 6 love this book. A great read. 2y
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OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚👍🏻 2y
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freeatlast1137
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Its amazing how much I have forgotten since I read this book many years ago. I love how Louis Sachar intertwines the stories of the past and present with each other.

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If only, if only, the moon speaks no reply;
Reflecting the sun and all that‘s gone by.
Be strong my weary wolf, turn around boldly.
Fly high, my baby bird,
My angel, my only.

My dog actually nibbled on my book (very sad), but a little bit of poetry in the book Holes to brighten the mood.

Emma_Barcena The genre is RF. This book has received the Newbery Medal Honor and the National Book Award. I would use this book in a LC. This resource breaks down each chapter which can help stimulate conversations among students during the LC class time.

https://www.resourceroom.net/Comprehension/literature/holes/holescomp.html
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Emma_Barcena The UDL Principles 2.1 & 2.2 can be used to clarify vocabulary, syntax, and structure. The EL Principles 5 & 9 can be used to teach technical vocabulary to support key concepts and to teach note-taking strategies. #UCFLAE3414su20 (edited) 2y
DrSpalding You have aligned appropriate English learner and universal design principles. Your dog knows a good book when he sees one. This is a classic story that could be used in a variety of ways in your intermediate classroom. 2y
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Mandigolightly
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Virtual story time with my chapter book kids! #librariansoflitsy

Mrs_B I love this book! 2y
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kimovsky
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The perfect book for a 10 year old boy that doesn‘t like to read. I would read this aloud to my class and they would beg for the next chapter. Beg. It‘s enjoyable over and over. All the clues you missed the first time. Wonderful book.

Cheshirecat913 This is a great book and the movie was good too. 2y
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RaivionneC
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A Young Adults Action Adventure Fiction story about an unlucky teenager named Stanley who‘s sent to a boys camp to what seems to be the middle of no where in Texas after being falsely accused of a theft crime. Young adults can enjoy this Newberry Award winning book for IR or RA‘s after class sessions. #ucflae3414sp20

McKaylaH Loved reading this book! Perfect for a RA or IR. Great job ! 2y
DrSpalding You are still missing key aspects of the rubric. You are making excellent book selections however. This is a classic. This could be used as a literature circle option as well. 2y
RaivionneC @DrSpalding I found the author‘s web is it‘s as a good resource to check out the behind the scenes of making this story and a link to a minute book report on Holes. http://www.louissachar.com/holes.html 2y
DrSpalding Good one! 2y
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KatiaP
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This RF Newberry award winning book is great for a LC. A boy names Stanley Yelnats has been cursed with the rest of his family and ends up at the wrong place at the wrong time. Thanks to a pair of stolen sneakers that fell on him, it caused him to go to a camp in substitution for juvenile detention. During his time there he meets a new friend zero and tries to figure out why they are digging holes as well as how to break the curse.

KatiaP ESOL strategy I would use I 1 tech questioning for clarification. There are a lot of plot points to this story so make sure students can question what is happening and how it relates. The UDL standard I would use is 7.1 optimize individual choice and autonomy by allowing students to choose this story for their LC. More on the author at https://www.prhspeakers.com/speaker/louis-sachar. #UCFLAE3414SP20 2y
DrSpalding This is a classic Katia! Literature circles would work well for this book. The anagram in the main characters name is a fun topic to discuss with students. 2y
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Krustmanboy
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Started: last time we went to the library
Finished: 1/17/20

S: Stanley Yelnat, A boy who had seem to be at the wrong place at the wrong time had been caught red-handed supposedly stealing a shoe. they had caught and arrested him and had sent him to the dryest camp ever. It was believed that “It was all because of his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing great-great-grandfather!”

D: I had an old teacher read it to us

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Kayla.Adriena
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#Sundayshelfie Several different collections pictured here!

Debdeb You have some beautiful books! 2y
ju.ca.no Lovely😍😍😍 2y
Kayla.Adriena @Debdeb @ju.ca.no thank you! My photography skills never do them justice 2y
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Wildly_Bookish
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Before I start reading the fourth Percy Jackson book to my boys, we're taking a break and reading this childhood favorite of mine. We're actually reading the copy I got from my scholastic book fair 20 years ago.

A lot of books are turned into movies. A lot of them fail. Holes is one of the most well done. I can't wait to watch it with my boys after we finish reading it. I also love the tiny chapter length.

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Koda.A
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Genre: Adventure
Date Started: Nov 11, 2019
Date Completed: Nov 13, 2019
How did you choose this book: My mother bought this for me
Write a brief summary of the novel; who was the protagonist; Stanley Yelnats
what was the problem and how was the problem resolved? Stanley was sent to prison for something he did not do, and it was resolved when he helped shut down Camp Green Lake

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Reee
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This novel written by Louis Sachar, was about a young boy named Stanley Yelnats. Who was sued for stealing a baseball player's shoes, after trail he was sent to Camp Green lake to serve as punishment. He meets a couple of Characters later on that would help him in the future for something big.
Why I picked it: I read it in grade 5 and I was amazed with the story plot
Date started: 1/24/16 re-read: Last week
Date finished: 2/12/16

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dianashultss
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Genre: Novel, Children's literature
Author: Louis Sachar
Started reading : Wednesday, December 18th 2019
Why I chose this book: already had it at home
summary: A boy is accidentally sent to a cruel camp where the warden of the camp and her workers compel the children to secretly dig holes in the desert throughout the day.
Finished: December 22nd 2019
Pages: 272 ( 1 book)

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The warden owns the shade.

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keetoncarter
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I love when books have a film adaptation so that way it motivates the kids to read.

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keetoncarter
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As a kid, I watched the movie holes but it was not until I was older I went back and read the book. The book is not super realistic in the fact the there are not really camps like the ones Stanley was sent to that I know of. however the story is relatable to kids. it is a story of friendship, brotherhood, and standing up for what is right that brings the boys in this story together.

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

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taylorscalfaro
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I would use this book in my future classroom because students would engage in the idea that this MIGHT happen to them even if it is crazy. They believe this because the author does a good job of balancing the realistic details with the not-so-realistic ones.

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taylorscalfaro
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This book is about a boy who gets falsely gets sent to a camp where he has to dig holes. This book is Realistic Fiction because it portrays the realities of children's lives today. Children experience mistakes and have to face the consequences of those actions. Also, this book portrays convincing and credible characters by really staying true to their ages throughout the book.

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Betty.
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Genre: Adventure, Fiction
October 6 - October 18
I remember seeing a book like this when I was in fifth grade, so I tried finding it.
Stanley is our protagonist, who was put in a camp for a crime he did not do. However, while he is in that camp, he starts suspecting that the Warden wanted him and his friends to dig holes to find hidden treasure. He also learns about his cursed placed by his great-great-grandfather.

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YesseniaN
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This F novel is a fun read that the students can then follow up within LC. It is about an unlucky teenage boy who goes to a juvenile corrections facility in the desert after being falsely accused of theft. The story goes into his family history, poisonous lizards, and friendship. Following up with the story I would have the students create a book trailer either digitally or comic book version and present it to the class. #ucflae3414f19

YesseniaN UDL: Build fluencies with graduated levels of support for
practice and performance (5.3)
ESOL: I would normally select a different novel for the LC that has the ESOL students but if using the same novel, I would be more involved with explaining the sequence of the story and explaining and symbolism.
You could also have the students complete activities based on the setting of the story or the animals included. activities provided in the link.
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Erinehart Hands down one of my top five favorite books! 3y
DrSpalding This would be a classic literature circle option. You could then use this to compare and contrast the movie with the book to aid comprehension. 3y
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