Holes – Didactics

Dear Teachers,

The following activities were prepared for the novel, Holes by Louis Sachar. The activities are mostly designed for grades 8-9. The adventure story offers many possibilities for creative and fun lessons. It’s an exciting story with topics that appeal to many students. It offers a great range of cultural issues like race, heritage, tradition and family.

It’s also worth mentioning that a film based on the book has been produced and could be used in the classroom as well. We hope that we have managed to create appealing tasks for you and your students and that they can be flexibly implemented to suit your students’ interests and needs. We wish you a lot of fun to use our teaching units!

1. Lesson: Creative summary

2. Lesson: Welcome to Texas

3. Lesson: Juvenile boot camps

4. Lesson: The Different Characters

5. Lesson: Racial Discrimination

6. Lesson: Family and Friends