Classroom Connections and Reader Comments I am going to be using Holes as a class novel in about two weeks. I teach 8th grade Reading Development which is for those students who made less than a 78 on the Texas Assessment of Academic Skill test. We do not have mandatory 8th grade reading. Students in my class may not have a serious problem with reading, but are reading at a low comprehension level because of a sense of failure, and or a lack on interest in reading.
The subplots are tall-tale motifs that provide explanations about incidents involving previous Yelnats generations that significantly impact Stanley's life as well as the lives of others.
Stanley Yelnats whose name is palindromic — which means that his last name is his first name spelled backward is the protagonist or main character of the novel. An only child, Stanley lives with his mother and his father, who is an inventor. Stanley is a good-natured, kind, middle-school student who is ridiculed by classmates because he is overweight.
Stanley's life changes dramatically after Derrick Dunne, a classmate who is much smaller than Stanley and is fond of picking on Stanley, takes Stanley's notebook and throws it in the toilet in the boys' restroom at school.
Stanley misses his bus and has to walk home.
While walking home, a pair of old sneakers "fell out of the sky" and hit him on the head. Excited because he thinks the sneakers will assist his father, who is trying to invent a use for old sneakers, Stanley runs toward home. The police stop Stanley and he is mistakenly arrested for stealing the sneakers.
I would call this book weird. It's really unusual, but it's amazing at the same time! Stanley Yelnats has been sent to Camp Green Lake, a juvenile detention center for boys. We're headed to camp! Actually, scratch that exclamation point: Holes begins with a description of Camp Green Lake, a juvenile detention facility in ashio-midori.comlly, it's a place for kids who have committed crimes. Stanley Yelnats, overweight, lonely, and poor, has been arrested for a crime he didn't commit, and he's on a bus headed for Camp Green Lake. blog comments powered by Disqus. Stanley Yelnats the 4th is accused of stealing a pair of sneakers donated to charity by a famous athlete, Clyde Livingston.
Unfortunately, only Stanley's parents believe he is innocent. During the trial, Stanley discovers that the sneakers belonged to Clyde "Sweet Feet" Livingston, a famous professional baseball player who had donated his sneakers for an auction to help raise money for a homeless shelter for children.
Stanley is unfairly sentenced by the judge and has a choice of going to jail or to Camp Green Lake. Because he is from a poor family and has never been to camp, he chooses Camp Green Lake.
Stanley believes that he has been unjustly accused of stealing the sneakers because of his "no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather.
A pig farmer named Igor also wanted to marry Myra and offered Myra's father a pig for her hand in marriage. Because Elya had nothing to offer for Myra's hand in marriage, he went to visit an Egyptian woman named Madame Zeroni, who couldn't walk.
She gave Elya a piglet and specific instructions to follow. If Elya didn't follow the instructions, Madame Zeroni would put a curse on him and all of his descendents. Elya had to take the piglet up the mountain to drink from a stream, and, while the piglet was drinking, he was to sing a lullaby.
On the last day, he was to carry Madame Zeroni up the mountain, let her drink from the stream, and sing the lullaby to her. Elya did not take the pig up the mountain the last day, nor did he carry Madame Zeroni up the mountain. Instead, he left Latvia on a ship for the United States of America and from that day on, experienced bad luck as a result of Madame Zeroni's curse.
From then on, the Yelnats family believed they were cursed with bad luck. Stanley was not really surprised when he was arrested; he believed it was just more bad luck. Camp Green Lake is a juvenile correctional camp for boys.
It is situated in the middle of a desert — there is no lake — and it is inhabited by yellow-spotted lizards.We're headed to camp! Actually, scratch that exclamation point: Holes begins with a description of Camp Green Lake, a juvenile detention facility in ashio-midori.comlly, it's a place for kids who have committed crimes.
Stanley Yelnats, overweight, lonely, and poor, has been arrested for a crime he didn't commit, and he's on a bus headed for Camp Green Lake. “Holes” Book Project. Complete a book report in a bag.
at least 10 items. explanations for each item.
items go along with the story of Holes. Write a short story. Category. 0 points. 1 point. 2 points. Knowledge of Novel. There is no evidence of comprehension of Holes. Holes, written by the excellent author, Louis Sachar, is an adventure and mystery book with a humorous touch.
The story takes place mainly at the hot and humid Camp Green Lake, a juvenile detention facility where there is no lake, and no happy campers. Holes Book Summary Bookmark this page Manage My Reading List Sachar writes the humorous plot of Holes in a straightforward manner; however, he weaves into the plot three subplots.
Holes - Kindle edition by Louis Sachar, Vladimir Radunsky, Bagram Ibatoulline. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading ashio-midori.coms: K.
Holes (, Dir Andrew Davis) When Stanley Yelnats IV is wrongfully convicted of stealing, he is sent to 'Camp Green Lake'. At this camp, the Warden, and her two henchman, Mr.
Sir and Dr. Pendanski command the campmates to dig holes after hole after hole.