Holes by Louis Sachar

This page contains printables that can be used for a literature study unit on the book Holes, by Louis Sachar. Download and print reading comprehension questions, vocabulary activities, bookmarks, and puzzles to use with the book.

Chapters 1-6
This worksheet has questions about Stanley's first experiences at Camp Green Lake.
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For this multiple choice vocabulary activity, students will choose the correct definitions for the words convicted, barren, desolate, and hastily.
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Chapters 7-13
For these chapters students will answer questions about what Stanley discovers while he is digging his hole.
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In this vocabulary matching activity students will find the correct definitions for words such as excavated, enviously, preposterous, and aimlessly.
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Chapters 14-20
After reading Chapters 14-20 students will respond by answering comprehension questions about the Warden and her true motives behind the holes.
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In this vocabulary worksheet students will use words from Chapters 14-20 to fill the missing letters.
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This picture shows Mr. Sir's sunflower seeds in the bottom of Stanley's hole. Students will write a few sentences to explain what happened in that scene.
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Chapters 21-28
This worksheet has both short answer and multiple choice questions for chapters 21-28.
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In this vocabulary worksheet students will look up the definition for the selected words. Words include astonishment, spewed, quivering, drawl, and deposited.
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Chapters 29-35
Questions from these chapters address Zero running away from camp and Stanley's attempt to save him.
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Students will choose the best answer for the underlined vocabulary word. Words include refuge, delirious, feeble, and horizon.
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Chapters 36-42
In this worksheet students are asked a series of comprehension questions about Stanley and Zero's journey in the desert. The truth about Stanley's incarceration is also revealed.
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Use the clues and fill in the missing letters to complete each vocabulary word from the story. Words include increments, contritely, precipice, and indentation.
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Chapters 43-50
This worksheet has both short answer and multiple choice questions that require students to think about the final chapters of the book.
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Students will match each vocabulary word from the story to the correct definition. Words include summoned, precarious, strenuous, and legitimate.
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Whole Book
Students will recall events from the story to answer a series of multiple choice, short answer, and matching questions.
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Tell which character is speaking for each quotation from the book.
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Can you find the words from the story hidden in the puzzle? Words include Stanley, treasure, desert, lizard, and sneakers.
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In this activity students will identify cause and effect by matching the cause to the correct effect.
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This sheet contains four bookmarks illustrated with a character from the story.
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Literature Circles
This printable can be used as a cover page for your students' literature circle packets.
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The illustrator is in charge of drawing a scene from the designated chapters. The other members of the reading group will look at the picture and describe what is happening.
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The question leader writes open-ended questions to discuss with the reading group.
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The real life connector tells how certain parts of the story are similar to events that have happened in their life.
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The summarizer writes a short summary of their assigned chapters.
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The word wizard finds challenging words from the text and defines them.
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