Holes by Louis Sachar

By Louis Sachar

Stanley Yelnats is lower than a curse. A curse that begun along with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has considering generations of Yelnats. Now Stanley has been unjustly despatched to a boys' penitentiary, Camp eco-friendly Lake, the place the warden makes the men "build character" through spending all day, each day, digging holes: 5 toes large and 5 toes deep. It doesn't take lengthy for Stanley to achieve there's greater than personality development happening at Camp eco-friendly Lake. the men are digging holes as the warden is seeking whatever. Stanley attempts to dig up the reality during this artistic and darkly funny story of crime and punishment—and redemption.

Age point: nine and up | Grade point: four and up

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Rag) • The part of your body that has hair, ears, and a face. (head) • What you do when you look at the words and pictures in a book. (read) • The shape of a circle. (round) Fluency: Choral Reading 1. Reread the story with your child at least two more times while your child tracks the print by running a finger under the words as they are read. Ask your child to read the words he or she knows with you. 2. Reread the story aloud together. Be careful to read at a rate that your child can keep up with.

2. Write each letter in the words “the playground” on separate small pieces of paper. 3. Explain to your child that the letters in the words the and playground can be used to make new words. 4. Provide the following clues and help your child use the letters to make the correct words. Ask your child to write the words on the paper under “the playground”. indd 30 5/26/10 8:39 AM • A word that describes what you can do for fun with your friends. (play) • Where you plant seeds. (ground) • What you do when you use money to buy something.

Pound) • What you do when you get in bed. (lay) • Something you use to carry things (like your food in the lunchroom). (tray) • The color made by mixing white and black. (gray) • Something you use to clean things. (rag) • The part of your body that has hair, ears, and a face. (head) • What you do when you look at the words and pictures in a book. (read) • The shape of a circle. (round) Fluency: Choral Reading 1. Reread the story with your child at least two more times while your child tracks the print by running a finger under the words as they are read.

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