Immersed in Curses
Kind of Activity:
Discuss possible interpretations of the many curses in the novel.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.1
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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