Teacher Guide

Holes Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    To analyze the novel as a work of social commentary.

  2. 2

    To discuss the characters and their development throughout the novel.

  3. 3

    To identify and interpret recurrent symbolism and motifs in the novel's different storylines.

  4. 4

    To think critically about the connections between the novel's several non-linear plot threads and make thematic connections between them.

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