20 page resource to use along side the book, Wilson Sat Alone Book
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This Winter Reading and Writing resource (with a “Read it! Draw it! Write it!” section) has a variety of pages (and a variety of skills) that you can use in reading and writing centers, as mini-lessons, seat work for early finishers or as homework. Perfect to use in December, January, February and into March!
19 page resource to use along side the book, Hedgehog Bakes a Cake
This resource offers vocabulary work, reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters.
About the book (Not included):
Holes is a 1998 novel written by Louis Sachar. It won the 1998 U.S. National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and the 1999 Newbery Medal for the year’s “most distinguished contribution to American literature for children”. The story centers on an unlucky teenage boy named Stanley Yelnats, who is sent to Camp Green Lake, a juvenile corrections facility in a desert in Texas, after being falsely accused of theft. The plot explores the history of the area and how the actions of several characters in the past have affected Stanley’s life in the present. These interconnecting stories touch on themes such as racism, homelessness, illiteracy, and arranged marriage.
Part of understanding any written text is being able to determine the author’s purpose. Was the piece written to persuade, to inform or to entertain? This Language Arts / Reading worksheet provides a place for students to ask themselves important questions about the text to help them determine what the purpose of the text is. They will also be asked to support their conclusion with clue’s from within the passage.