Holes – 10 Lesson Book Club
In what ways can your actions shape your own destiny?
How do you define true friendship?
How do the circumstances you are in affect the types of friendships you develop?
How does the author’s use of parallel stories help to develop the theme of fairness?
Read Ch. 1-7
Read Ch. 8-15
Read Ch. 16-22
Read Ch. 22-29
Read Ch. 30-35
Lesson 6: Part Two
Read Ch. 36-40
Read Ch. 41-45
Read Ch. 46-50
Write a Book Review
Present Creative Project
Engage: Show some sort of video or do a hands on activity that hooks the students into the lesson.
Warm-up: Speaking & Vocabulary Investigation
Journal: Write about a Topic from the Lesson; Brainstorm & Writing Practice
Lesson: Literary Topic Dissected
Group Reading & Analysis
Independent Reading & Writing Assignment (to complete at home)
Enrichment Activities – connect literature to modern day & your own life!
About the teacher
Ms. Lara has taught English for fifteen years in different countries around the world. After getting her BA in Sociology and Photography at the University of California, San Diego, she worked with students with special needs for several years, trying to understand every kind of learner and diverse modalities of helping students to utilize their strengths and access learning from their own points of view. She has taught in Honduras and Hungary, as well as many kinds of schools around the US. After teaching English, Science, Art, and Music to 2nd, 6th, 10th and 11th grade students in the Caribbean, she came back to the
US, and got her teaching credential at California State Monterey Bay. Following this, she taught at a small high school in Santa Cruz, CA for twelve years, where she instructed 9-12th grade English, Art, Digital Photography, and History as well as Advanced Placement classes for 5 years. In 2012, she took a hiatus to complete a year as a Fulbright exchange teacher in Budapest, where she taught ESL and was an ambassador for the US. She was nominated for Teacher of the Year in 2015, and received a commendation for her work in 2018. She now tutors students in many subjects, while being a student herself, pursuing another degree. She enjoys working with students and learning from them, and finding new ways to communicate and understand the world around us.
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