Day 2

Holes Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What do you think of Mr. Pendanski? Is he a nice guy?

    At first, to some students, Mr. Pendanski might have seemed like the “nice guy” at Camp Green Lake, a sympathetic foil to the nefarious Mr. Sir. But other students may have noticed the early tell-tale signs that Mr. Pendanski isn't as helpful and compassionate as he makes himself out to be. Mr. Pendanski tends to tell the campers a lot of motivational platitudes as facts. These platitudes are extremely condescending and place all blame for the campers' suffering on their own shoulders. Mr. Pendanski is also a terrible bully, especially towards Zero. He treats Zero in a vicious and demeaning way, belittling his...

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