Day 3

Holes Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Immersed in Curses

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion


    Discuss possible interpretations of the many curses in the novel.

    Common Core Standards:



    So, what's with all the curses in Holes? As a class, identify each “curse” in the text. Not all of them are specifically identified as a "curse" in the text, so encourage your students to discuss a general definition of the term for the purposes of this assignment. You may want to make a list on your SmartBoard or other writing surface. These should include:

    - The Yelnats family curse, originated by Stanley's “...

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