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  1. By Louis Sachar Genre-Fiction Created by Rachel Lewis HOLES

  2. Stanley Yelnats Stanley was accused of stealing Clyde (Sweet Feet) Livingston’s shoes. He was then sent to Camp Green Lake to “build character.” Nickname-Caveman Characters of HOLES

  3. Characters of HOLES (cont.) • Theodore • Nickname-Armpit • Alan • Nickname-Squid

  4. Characters of HOLES (cont.) • Mr. Pendanski • Nickname-Mom • Counselor for Group D. • Rex • Nickname-X-Ray • X-Ray wears glasses but he is still blind.

  5. Characters of HOLES (cont.) • Ricky • Nickname-Zigzag • José • Nickname-Magnet

  6. Characters of HOLES (cont.) • Brian • Nickname-Twitch • Hector Zeroni • Nickname-Zero • Stanley teaches him how to read and write while at Camp Green Lake.

  7. The setting of HOLES is at Camp Green Lake. Other places at Camp Green Lake: The Wreck Room, the cabins, the Warden’s cabin, and God’s Thumb. Setting

  8. PROBLEMS SOLUTIONS • Digging the holes • Climbing to God’s Thumb • The curse from Stanley’s no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather • Stanley perseveres when he digs the holes. • Stanley’s lack of water and food keeps Stanley going so he can reach the mountain. • Stanley carries Zero (Hector) up the mountain and sings the “special” song to him. Problems & Solutions

  9. The theme of HOLES is to entertain readers about a boy struggling with hardship and confusion. Theme

  10. Perseverance- never give up Desolate- bare Grimaced- a facial expression Wasteland- void of plant life Preposterous- contrary to reason or common sense Despicable- horrible Scowled- frown Paranoid- crazy/eccentric Excess- extra Vocabulary

  11. Calloused- rough skins Refuge- protection/safe haven Venom- poison from a reptile Defiance- resisting someone or something Delirious- crazy/insane Fidgeting- to move restlessly or nervously Cluster- similar things grouped together Hesitated- to hold back and reconsider Legitimate- conforming to the laws of society Vocabulary(cont.)

  12. Commotion- loud noise Evicted- to be forced out Veterinarian- a doctor for animals Engraved- to form figures, letters, or designs, on something. Concoctions- prepared by raw materials Evict- to force out Drenched- wet thoroughly; soaked Incarcerated- to put in prison or a facility of the law Authenticated- to prove worth of an item. Vocabulary(cont.)

  13. Biography of Louis Sachar