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Reading Fiction: 'Holes' by Louis Sachar 1

In this series of worksheets, students are accompanied in their independent reading of the novel 'Holes' by Louis Sachar. Chapters 1–2.

'Reading Fiction: 'Holes' by Louis Sachar 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:  Reading

Curriculum subtopic:  Check Understanding

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

This activity is designed to accompany your independent reading of the novel Holes by Louis Sachar or to support work you may be doing in class.

In order to complete this worksheet you must have read chapters 1–2. All page number references refer to the Bloomsbury paperback edition.

 

Have you read chapters 1–2? Select the words below that best describe what they are about.

Camp Green Lake, Stanley

Camp Green Tree, Stanley

At the start of Part One the writer, Louis Sachar, tells the reader they are about to enter Camp Green Lake. This creates a certain image in the reader's mind:

 

holiday camping - stock photo

 

However, when we read the first two chapters the reality is very different...

From the list below, select which five statements are true about Camp Green Lake.

The camp is on the edge of a beautiful lake.

There is no lake.

There is no town anywhere near.

The local town is very friendly.

It can get very cold at Camp Green Lake.

Camp Green Lake is very hot.

The camp is in a desert-like place.

The camp is in a lovely shaded woodland.

Children spend their summer holidays at the camp.

Bad boys are sent to the camp as a punishment.

Why do you think the writer describes a very different camp to the one the reader imagines when they read the words 'Camp Green Lake'?

The camp has changed over time.

The narrator is lying.

It shocks and surprises the reader and makes them want to read on.

Who appears to be in charge of the camp?

The Warden

Stanley Yelnats

The Judge

What is the most dangerous creature at Camp Green Lake?

black scorpions

rattlesnakes

yellow-spotted lizards

What happens if a camper gets bitten by a yellow-spotted lizard?

They will be very sick.

They will die.

They will become paralysed.

What do the boys have to do at the camp?

build shelters

play team games

dig holes

From the first two chapters, what do you think the protagonist (main character) will be called?

Sidney

Stanley

Stephen

What two things does the reader learn about the protagonist?

He was poor.

He was rich.

He always went to camp.

He had never been to camp before.

Where is Camp Green Lake based?

Texas, USA

California, USA

  • Question 1

Have you read chapters 1–2? Select the words below that best describe what they are about.

CORRECT ANSWER
Camp Green Lake, Stanley
EDDIE SAYS
They are about Camp Green Lake and Stanley.
  • Question 2

At the start of Part One the writer, Louis Sachar, tells the reader they are about to enter Camp Green Lake. This creates a certain image in the reader's mind:

 

holiday camping - stock photo

 

However, when we read the first two chapters the reality is very different...

From the list below, select which five statements are true about Camp Green Lake.

CORRECT ANSWER
There is no lake.
There is no town anywhere near.
Camp Green Lake is very hot.
The camp is in a desert-like place.
Bad boys are sent to the camp as a punishment.
EDDIE SAYS
The true statements about Camp Green Lake are that:
there is no lake, there is no town anywhere near, it is very hot and desert-like and bad boys are sent there as a punishment.
  • Question 3

Why do you think the writer describes a very different camp to the one the reader imagines when they read the words 'Camp Green Lake'?

CORRECT ANSWER
It shocks and surprises the reader and makes them want to read on.
EDDIE SAYS
The writer describes a very different camp to the one the reader imagines when they read the words 'Camp Green Lake' because it shocks and surprises the reader and makes them want to read on.
  • Question 4

Who appears to be in charge of the camp?

CORRECT ANSWER
The Warden
EDDIE SAYS
The Warden is in charge of this camp.
  • Question 5

What is the most dangerous creature at Camp Green Lake?

CORRECT ANSWER
yellow-spotted lizards
EDDIE SAYS
The most dangerous creatures at Camp Green Lake are yellow-spotted lizards.
  • Question 6

What happens if a camper gets bitten by a yellow-spotted lizard?

CORRECT ANSWER
They will die.
EDDIE SAYS
If a camper is bitten by a lizard they will die.
  • Question 7

What do the boys have to do at the camp?

CORRECT ANSWER
dig holes
EDDIE SAYS
The boys have to dig holes every day.
  • Question 8

From the first two chapters, what do you think the protagonist (main character) will be called?

CORRECT ANSWER
Stanley
EDDIE SAYS
The protagonist will be called Stanley.
  • Question 9

What two things does the reader learn about the protagonist?

CORRECT ANSWER
He was poor.
He had never been to camp before.
EDDIE SAYS
The reader learns that Stanley was poor and had never been to camp before.
  • Question 10

Where is Camp Green Lake based?

CORRECT ANSWER
Texas, USA
EDDIE SAYS
The camp is set in Texas, USA.
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