Holes

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Reading Comprehension Quizzes

Figurative Language Lessons to go with Holes

Activities to use with Holes

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I've always thought I would introduce "Holes" by doing riddles on various holes. Examples: buttonholes, a hole in one, nostrils, "holesome/wholesome", moon craters, "pigeon-holed" -- you get the drift. You could introduce it with songs such as "There's a Hole in the Bucket, or "Whole lot of shakin' going on" or "He's Got the Whole World in his hands." It covers homophones in a fun way, and gets the kids thinking. It would depend upon the audience how involved or clever I'd want to get. I had a high school study hall brainstorming this for me, and they really got into it.

MJ Wentz, reading teacher

List of Homophones http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/homofone.htm

 

Song Titles-

A Whole New World
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
There's a Hole in the Bucket
Whole lot of shakin' going on

Phrases

a hole in one
"pigeon-holed"
an ace in the hole
ozone hole
dig yourself into a hole
The hole closed in on him.
black hole
Shut the hole in your head.
down a rat hole
Look in every hole and corner.
Pry into every hole.
I can't believe he ate the whole thing.
pothole
the whole nine yards
making sense as a whole
fun for the whole family
whole person - whole child
a whole lot easier
the whole story

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Fossils

In Chapter 10 Stanley found a fossilized skeleton of a fish. He thought it was just the type of thing that Mr. Pendanski was looking for and he would get out of digging for the remainder of the day. Unfortunately, this was not what Mr. Pendanski was looking for.

Try making you own fossil. Add a thin layer of clay to the bottom of an empty meat tray. Press objects such as shells, bones, etc. Fill the imprints with plaster of Paris. Allow this to dry overnight. Remove the fossils carefully.

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There didn't seem to be any organization to where The Warden had the boys dig. Would she find what she was looking for if there had been a mapped out plan? The following link goes to a follow-up activity that could easily be completed at this point in the book. http://voyager.snc.edu/education/s2000middle/holli-michelle/holes/lesson.html

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Character Cards http://www.collaborativelearning.org/holes.pdf


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Spiced Peaches -

Kate Barlow is famous for her spiced peaches. She even gives them to Sam in exchange for the work he does at the school house. Try making something using spiced peaches.

Dessert Recipes: Spiced Peaches http://www.alanskitchen.com/DESSERTS/spiced_peaches.htm


 

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Prejudice and Racism -

  1. How have attitudes changed since 1890 when Sam. the Onion Man, kissed Kate Barlow?

  2. Are Zero's troubles at camp a reflection of prejudice?

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Kate Barlow was killed by a yellow spotted lizard. Does such a lizard really exist? Check the source below to see for yourself.

Nearctica - Natural History - Checklist of the North American Lizards http://www.nearctica.com/nathist/reptile/lizlist.htm

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Compare Stanley to Zero

Venn Diagram Generator http://teachers.teach-nology.com/web_tools/graphic_org/venn_diagrams/

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Onion Dip

Combine cream cheese and cream in Crock Pot. Cover and heat until cheese is melted, 30 to 60 minutes. Add remaining ingredients. Cover and heat 30 minutes. Serve with raw vegetables, crackers, or bread pieces.

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Gay Miller

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