‘Holes’ is a novel written by Louis Sachar. The book is about a 14 year old boy called Stanley Yelnats who is sent to Camp Green Lake for stealing a pair of trainers.
During this term, we are reading the book Holes, and we will be doing a range of activities in Elements to support learning. As you scroll down this page, you will find links to support your learning. The page will be updated on a regular basis throughout the term, so keep checking back to find new activities.
Stay tuned as we will post regular blog entries about our learning! 👍
Holes Movie Trailer
You can watch the movie trailer for Holes below:
Activities for you to explore whilst studying the novel:
Learn more about each character that is featured in the story.
Learn more about Louis Sachar and the books that he has written.
Listen to the Holes story.
Follow the recipe to create your very own, delicious spiced peaches!
Play games about the Holes story. When you visit this website, you need to click on ‘Explore’ to see the different games that you can play. (Use the Puffin web browser if you are accessing the games on an iPad.)
Create a storyboard for the Holes story. You can add characters, scenes and more to build your storyboard. Once you have finished, screenshot your storyboard and save to your photo stream on your iPad. Here is an example:
If you have finished reading the story, try the Holes quiz. There are 10 questions for you to answer.
Palindromes are words that are the same forwards and backwards, just like the name Stanley Yelnats. Some numbers are also palindromes such as 121. Investigate adding pairs of palindromic numbers together such as 121 + 121. Is the answer a palindrome? Can you find a rule?
A range of games including deserts, capitals, countries and flags.
Desert Slideshows & Videos
Slideshow (08:30 mins): The Desert
Slideshow (1 min): The Desert
Video: A Day in the Desert
Discover the world’s largest deserts.
Discover the most dangerous desert animals and facts about them.
Discover facts about the Chihuahuan desert in North America.
DIscover more about the desert, then create your own interactive guide! Hint: you need to click on the ‘hot spots’ to find out more!
DIscover more about desert animals, then create your own interactive guide! Hint: you need to click on the ‘hot spots’ to find out more!