Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the warden makes the boys "build character"... show more
Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the warden makes the boys "build character" by spending all day, every day, digging holes: five feet wide and five feet deep. It doesn't take long for Stanley to realize there's more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption.
Publish date: May 9th 2000
Pages no: 236
Edition language: English
Series: Holes (#1)
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8 Lexile Level: 660L Holes is an exciting story about a young boy who believes he is sent to a camp, but he is actually sent to a remote area where he is told to dig holes all day long. He meets the best friends of his life and after digging a hole one day, uncovers something tha...
Stanley is a 14 year old boy from a poor family that claims his family is affected by a curse from his ancestors. One day Stanley is walking home from school when he suddenly has a pair of shoes in his possession that belonged to a famous basketball player. He is accused of stealing the shoes which ...
Ever felt like you have been in the wrong place at the wrong time? Ever felt unlucky? Well, welcome to the life of Stanley Yelnats- the main character of this children's novel. Stanley's family may be the unluckiest family of all time- all thanks to their dirty, stinking, good-for-nothing grandfathe...
This book could be used for 5th grade. It could be used for whole group discussion as well as listening to the audio book. That would include auditory learners. A lesson for this book could include antonyms and lead into descriptive writing.
I really like this book and I am sure that your fifth grade students will love it too! There are a lot of lessons that you could pull from this book. One could be a family tree. The main character in this book is cursed because of something that happened to his great great grandfather, so this coul...