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Holes
Holes | Louis Sachar
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This winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award features Stanley Yelnats, a kid who is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the warden makes the boys "build character" by spending all day, every day, digging holes five feet wide and five feet deep. It doesn't take long for Stanley to realize there's more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake: the warden is looking for something. Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishmentand redemption.From the Paperback edition.
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keetoncarter
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The warden owns the shade.

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keetoncarter
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I love when books have a film adaptation so that way it motivates the kids to read.

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keetoncarter
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As a kid, I watched the movie holes but it was not until I was older I went back and read the book. The book is not super realistic in the fact the there are not really camps like the ones Stanley was sent to that I know of. however the story is relatable to kids. it is a story of friendship, brotherhood, and standing up for what is right that brings the boys in this story together.

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Betty.
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Genre: Adventure, Fiction
October 6 - October 18
I remember seeing a book like this when I was in fifth grade, so I tried finding it.
Stanley is our protagonist, who was put in a camp for a crime he did not do. However, while he is in that camp, he starts suspecting that the Warden wanted him and his friends to dig holes to find hidden treasure. He also learns about his cursed placed by his great-great-grandfather.

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YesseniaN
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This F novel is a fun read that the students can then follow up within LC. It is about an unlucky teenage boy who goes to a juvenile corrections facility in the desert after being falsely accused of theft. The story goes into his family history, poisonous lizards, and friendship. Following up with the story I would have the students create a book trailer either digitally or comic book version and present it to the class. #ucflae3414f19

YesseniaN UDL: Build fluencies with graduated levels of support for
practice and performance (5.3)
ESOL: I would normally select a different novel for the LC that has the ESOL students but if using the same novel, I would be more involved with explaining the sequence of the story and explaining and symbolism.
You could also have the students complete activities based on the setting of the story or the animals included. activities provided in the link.
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Erinehart Hands down one of my top five favorite books! 3w
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Alexush
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Holes by Louis Sachar is a movie I enjoyed movie when I was a child. I didn‘t know until I was in the library that it was a book as well. The book was just as good as the movie which is probably why it won A John Newberry medal. This is another book that I would either do a literature circle for or independent reading for. This book is for 4th – 8th grade.

Alexush The website https://bookunitsteacher.com/wp/?p=816%22%20%5Co%20%22https://bookunitsteacher.com/wp/?p=816 has very cool activities that including rhyming and Learning about similes through this book. The UDL I‘d use for this book is 2.1 because I do think this book offers some good vocabulary . The ESOL strategy I‘d use is 9 teach note taking strategies and having them create a timeline. #ucflae3414f19 3w
KristenScala Such a good book! I loved the movie on Disney channel when I was little!! 3w
Tinks Loved the movie, but haven‘t read the book. I now just might do that. Thanks 3w
DrSpalding So many movies you have seen were first quality children‘s books! Comparing and contrasting books and movies is a helpful way to aid comprehension. Focusing on vocabulary is another way to facilitate comprehension. Well done. 5h
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Blaire
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Stanley is sent to a camp for boys as a punishment for an alleged crime. The boys spend each day digging holes. As the story goes Stanley‘s family history is revealed and friendships are formed. Can‘t wait to share this one with my son when he‘s just a little older. #middlegrade

Tamra I keep trying to entice my son into reading this with me - no luck. I‘m just going to have to read it myself because I want to know why the holes! 😆 1mo
Blaire @Tamra go for it! It was a great way for me to break out of a mini reading slump....and no spoilers...but you will find out the why of the holes.😍 1mo
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Blaire
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After a very intense two weeks of work I finally have time to read again. My brain is still a little shot so I am diving back in with this #middlegradenewclassic #bbrc @LibrarianRyan so far so good.

LibrarianRyan such a good book. 1mo
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peepeepoopoo
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I had a great time reading holes, and i think that you will too. Holes is a book for anybody who likes to have a feeling of completion when they do something, because of there being 2 overlapping storylines.

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Balibee146
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Next up and progressing nicely for my #weeklyforecast.
For a short book I've almost-but-not-quite read this many times!
#currentlyreading

Sace I love that cover! 1mo
Balibee146 @sace yeah some of the covers are yuk lol x 1mo
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Balibee146
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The #weeklyforecast is a fab idea @Cinfhen
Had a bit of a rubbish reading year so short reads for me to hopefully still hit my Goodreads challenge total and not break my Completed streak lol.
So this week I plan to finish my re read of Good Omens, listen to Born A Crime, read Holes and start a re read of The Hobbit (read just once when I was about 12!)
#currentlyreading #audible #goals #bookgoals

Cinfhen I loved Born A Crime!!! And the audio is just perfect ♥️ 1mo
Balibee146 @Cinfhen loving it so far ❤️💕 1mo
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Sharpeipup
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It was just as good as the movie.
#page2screen #audiobook

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Niaaelizz
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“When you spend your whole life living in a hole, the only way you can go is up.”

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Niaaelizz
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This is definitely a book every teacher should incorporate into their classroom. Love that their are multiple themes throughout the book!

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Niaaelizz
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Holes by Louis Sachar, 1998. Newbery Award Winning Book. This novel is a classic! The author uses a very humorous approach in teaching children the lesson of how life can sometimes be unfair. In this book, Stanley takes us on a journey that entails mystery and new friendships! This chapter book is very easy to follow and keeps the reader on their toes.

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Jazinator
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Book #97: I had a preconceived notion about this book because I saw the movie a few years ago and rather enjoyed it, making me feel like I would enjoy the book as well, and I was right. The movie followed the book rather closely, but it still had been long enough since I saw the movie that not everything was as obvious to me while I was reading through...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2010/12/the-306-greatest-books-97-holes.html

#100greatestbooks

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LibrarianRyan
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Holes cover change all has to do with the gads amount of time between the two books, plus the change is location to the stories.

Each book can be read independently of the other.

MG
#bbrc
#coverchanges

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galacticbees
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Holes, a RF novel written by Louis Sachar, would be a great book to use for LC. It is a SSYR Award winner! This book introduces so many endearing characters and teaches an amazing lesson about loyalty and friendships. (Cont.) #ucflae3414su19

galacticbees (Cont.) UDL Strategy 3.3 and ESOL strategy 12 would work best with this resource:
https://www.walden.com/wp-content/uploads/2003/04/Holes_EdGuide.pdf
This is a great resource to use that was made by the author of Holes! #ucflae3414su19
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DrSpalding This is a classic! Your resource is excellent and is the company that turns most of the high-quality children‘s literature into movies! 4mo
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agrondin44
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My daughter had to read that book at school this year (grade 6) and I was curious about it. I read it very fast at the beach, it's good and I can understand how kids her age would love it.

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eve8
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OMG, this book is awesome, we had to read it for or english class and it was really fun and interesting. I totally suggest it!!!!

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Red.Reads
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Such a great book, I know remember why I enjoyed it so much first time around.
But now I really need some sleep...

#24in48 #readathon @24in48 #NapTime #24hoursin

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Red.Reads
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Going back to my late teens with this one!

Book 6 (I think!)

#24in48 #readathon @24in48 #YA #adventure

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naylormatthew
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Introduced my daughter to this classic last week in half term and we smashed through it then watched the movie. I'd forgotten how moving it is as well as very entertaining.

Jeralyn I will always love that book, it's one of my favorites:) 6mo
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Cinfhen
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#BeatleMaynia #FixingAHole Such an amazing book and movie🤩A family favorite 🙌🏻❣️

TrishB Same here 💕 7mo
Eggs Sachar‘s masterpiece!!! 7mo
mrp27 Loved this book! Movie was decent too. 7mo
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ChristySevern
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Also, finished reading Holes to my son last week! He loved it and is now asking to find the companion guidebook! We even watched the movie over the weekend. The deal was he had to AR test on the book at school before we could watch the movie. He tested and got a 90% and 6+ AR points! He said it's one of his favorite books now 😊 Always a recommended for young (and young at heart!) readers 📚

Caterina I loved Holes growing up!! The book, the movie, I even owned the CD soundtrack and listened to it constantly. Zero was my first TV crush 😂 So glad he enjoyed it! 7mo
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Eggs
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?Breakin' rocks in the hot sun
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won
I needed money 'cause I had none
I fought the law and the law won?

Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the warden makes the boys "build character" by spending all day, every day, digging holes five feet wide and five feet deep.
#ifoughtthelaw #anglophileapril

Cinfhen Such a classic! A family favorite 🙌🏻❣️ 7mo
Mdargusch I was going to post this book too. It immediately popped into my head. 7mo
Reviewsbylola Fantastic book! 7mo
tammysue Love this book! 7mo
emilyhaldi Well that sounds like a special form of torture!!! 7mo
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JessicaRosell
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A rf book that won a Newbery award, that has always been able to keep my attention. This book, not only is love by all, it‘s a great movie! Whenever it is on tv I just have to watch it!
#LAE3414SP19
This book could be used in a LC, IR, PR, and even some parts can be RA.

Scholastic offers an amazing array of lesson plans for this book, one that liked would be: ‘Cause and Effect with The Treasure of Green Lake.

JessicaRosell https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/cause-and-effe...

Students will love exploring Green Lake, playing an online game and using graphic organizers to find out causes and effects. Supported by ESOL and UDL: 30, 43, 44, and 7.1, 4.1, 3.1.

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Kcallihan Jessica, I had no idea that this was also a book! I too always have to watch the movie every time it comes on and I‘m actually very interested in reading this book. I enjoyed that you included not only the book and a lesson plan but you also mentioned using the computer to further grasp their understanding of the book. I think you did a very thorough job explaining this, good work! :) 8mo
WoodsKatie Such a classic, both as a book and movie. This used to be a choice book in classes when it was t its prime but I still think it‘s modern enough for kids in this generation. Would totally use this in my classroom! Great post! 8mo
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SofiaRoselli I have never read this book, only watched the movie! I definitely have to read the book! 8mo
JessicaRosell @SofiaRoselli the movie is just like the book! It's a quite read too! 8mo
melindamcmullen84 I never knew this was a book! The movie was great so I will need to purchase this for my future library! I know many children who love the movie so this should be an easy book to encourage children to read it! 8mo
DrSpalding You are right! This book could be used with a variety of teaching strategies. The movie and book comparison could be a valuable classroom experience. 7mo
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erincox
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“It was all because of his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather!”

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erincox
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I have always loved this book and I think it would be a great book for middle school or high school audience due to the themes that are being touched on throughout the book. The students will be able to understand it better than younger audiences and it will teach them to be kind to everyone and everyone comes from a different background.

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erincox
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Contemporary Realistic Fiction Published in 1998
This story is about a boy Stanley Yelnats who is sent to Camp Green Lake. He was sent to this juvenile corrections facility because he was falsely accused of theft. This book touches on themes like racism, homelessness, illiteracy and arranged marriages.

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sydneybrooks
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It was all because of his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig stealing-great-great-grandfather!

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sydneybrooks
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Another book that I would love to do a comparison with the movie. I could read this story a million times and never get bored. The story is really incredible to me.

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sydneybrooks
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Another book that I think anyone can enjoy! What a wild story all around that has some super interesting characters. This story is definitely a page turner.

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ChristySevern
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My son asked to read Holes during nightly story time and how could I say no? One of my all-time favorite books and I can share it with my main man 💙 He's already asked to watch the movie once we finish the book 😊
#MyMiniBookworm #ChildhoodFavorites #BubbaReads

SitsWithaBook I loved this book, too. So clever! I think I need to reread it. 9mo
ChristySevern @SitsWithaBook I've read it many times myself and I read it to my son when he was younger. He's 9yo now but he still enjoys a "story" (it's usually a few pages or several short chapters) every night before bed ? 9mo
JazzFeathers I don't think l've ever heard of this. Not the book, not the movie. Though from the pic it seems a 1980s movie? 9mo
ChristySevern @JazzFeathers What?? 😵 Book came out in 98, movie was in 2003 lol I had read the book as a kid several times over and the movie adaptation is really great! One of my favorites! 9mo
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TheBookKeepers
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This was a fun re-read for me. Done as a shared read aloud with my 10 yo son; we both enjoyed this story a lot together! I love how the writing style was easy to follow but also provided enough new vocabulary without being overwhelming for my kiddo. Fantastic story about bad luck and great friendships.

What‘s ur favorite middle grade fiction book? Looking for recommendations for our next read aloud 💛💛

Ms.Story Loved this one: 9mo
Alfoster Always a favorite! My 6th grade teacher read it aloud to us. Didn‘t know the term “ugly cry” back then but that solidified it for me! 9mo
TheBookKeepers Haha oh that‘s a great one! I haven‘t read it since middle school either, thanks @Alfoster 9mo
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TheBookKeepers @Ms.Story I haven‘t heard of that one before!! Thanks, stacked it!! 9mo
j.rye This is a favorite with my 8 year old and me! 9mo
BookNAround Not one that was around for my kids but so great 9mo
TheBookKeepers @BookNAround We read Wonder as a read a loud last year & loved it!!! Excellent book 💛 9mo
Freespirit My son read this years ago as a small boy and loved it! He was not a reader so we felt it was a great achievement 😍 9mo
Tamra Holes had been TBR a long time for me! We have loved the track series by Jason Reynolds! 🏃🏾‍♂️🏃🏾‍♀️ Right now we‘re reading the 2nd Vanderbeekers installment. Wonder too is a great suggestion. 9mo
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hollylynnbee
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I've been organizing my book cases all weekend. I finally decided horizontal with a few vertical in random order. I love a perfectly sloppy bookcase 📚😍
#shelfie #cantstopbuying

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jennacavanaugh
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"He was glad they called him Caveman. It meant they accepted him as a member of the group."

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jennacavanaugh
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I really liked how this book mentions racism. It will allow the children to truly understand what racism means and how it still affects people to this day

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jennacavanaugh
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This book looks like a great book to read out loud to a class and then have them read snippets on their own. The theme of deceit is prevalent in the beginnings of this novel. I think this would be a great book to read to students so they understand the concept of racism and how that is still present in our society today.

Modern Fantasy
Rating 4/5

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HBecker20
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“Behind them the sky had turned dark, and for the first time in over a hundred years, a drop of rain fell into the empty lake”

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HBecker20
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I think this book would be great for kids to learn about family relationships. Stanley in the book has a loving family, while Zero had no family. Racism is also mentioned in the book when African Americans were punished harder than the Caucasian males at the camp. Stanley and Zero are both misfits that when given the opportunity to prove themselves, they exhibit their strengths and rise above negative judgements from other people.

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HBecker20
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Stanley Yelnats is a boy who has bad luck due to a curse placed on his great-great-grandfather. He is sent to Camp Green Lake, a juvenile detention camp, for a crime he didn‘t commit. Stanley and the boys at the camp are forced to dig large holes in the dirt all day as punishment. Stanley then realizes that they are told to dig holes because the warden is searching for something under ground.