Lesson: Holes - Using the first chapter to build background knowledge
Author: Charles Hershon
Subject Area: Reading/Language Arts
Grade Level: 6 - 10
Hello Students, This strategy tutor will help you build some background knowledge that will be important for reading "Holes", by Louis Sachar. It will guide you as you investigate the setting of Camp Green Lake.
(1) To develop background information about the setting of "Holes". (2) To understand how the author uses irony (3) To make personal connections to the setting (4) To make predictions about a text based on the first chapter
In this strategy tutor we will analyze chapter 1 by looking at and interpreting the irony used in the chapter, understanding the climate of the setting and learning more information about yellow-spotted-lizard. In activity 1 you will look at 3 images that give an example of irony. In activity 2 you will visualize how you think the setting of the book should look like based on the places name, and compare it to how it is actually described. In activity 3 you will analyze the temperature of the Texas desert and reflect on the effect it would have on the characters and yourself. In activity 4 you will compare view a video of the Gila Monster, and compare it to the yellow-spotted-lizard used in the book.
Irony inconsistency between what is expected and what is actually meant