Holes

Bibliographic Information: Sachar, Louis. Holes. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998. Print.

Brief Annotation: This is an awesome read about a young boy, Stanley, who comes from a cursed family. When his bad luck brings him to a juvenile detention camp, Camp Green Lake, Stanley finds a way to break the curse. The boys at the camp are forced to dig large holes on the dried up lake to find treasure that the warden wants.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: 5-6

Reader who will like this: I truly feel as though any kid would thoroughly enjoy this story. I as well as my fellow elementary classmates loved it. It is a fun and thrilling story that will surely capture the attention of any.

Rating/Response: 5 – This is an awesome read! It is a classic for a reason. It appeals to an array of audiences and is written very well. This book is highly appropriate for upper elementary grades.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: Based on the title, what can we infer that the story will be about and why?

Reading Strategy: Free Choice (Chapter)

Rationale for Strategy: This is a must have book in any classroom. I especially like it because it appeals to males.

Posted by: Emma Henke

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