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Reading Fiction: 'Holes' by Louis Sachar 3

In this series of worksheets, students are accompanied in their independent reading of the novel 'Holes' by Louis Sachar. Chapters 9–14.

'Reading Fiction: 'Holes' by Louis Sachar 3' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Inference and Evidence

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

This worksheet will be based on chapters 9–14 of Holes by Louis Sachar. You must have read these chapters before answering the questions and have the book in front of you.

 

Have you read chapters 9–14? Which words summarise what these chapters are about?

Caveman, fish, KB

Action-man, lizard, KG

In chapter 9, Stanley finally gets a nickname showing that he is being accepted by the other boys. What is it?

Armpit

Caveman

Mountain

On page 46 Stanley gets interrupted writing a letter to his mother. Is he lying to her or telling the truth?

lying

truth

Stanley is clearly lying to her to stop her worrying. Imagine a different letter that Stanley might write to his mother but this time tell the truth about what life in the camp is like. What two emotions below would the letter include?

 

Vector illustration of letter with opened envelope and pen. Background in separate layer. - stock vector

sadness

excitement

loneliness

hope

In chapter 10, Stanley is really struggling with life at Camp Green Lake. Which three details below show this?

He is always tired.

His body aches.

He has cut legs.

His feet have blisters.

He is dehydrated.

What does Stanley find and what does he hope for?

 old shovel on white background - stock photo

a gold coin

a fossil of a fish

a day off

a reward

In chapter 13, Stanley is clearly starting to adapt to life at Camp Green Lake. How does the writer show this?

Select the two correct details below that show that Stanley is changing as a character.

He no longer gets thirsty.

He has bigger muscles.

He has lost weight.

His skin is tougher so he can hold a spade.

What are the initials on the gold tube Stanley finds?

KG

KB

CB

What do you think that the writer means by the last line of chapter 13?

Stanley will get his dinner faster.

Stanley has moved one step up the hierarchy. He is no longer at the bottom of the group of boys.

Stanley has pushed in.

In chapter 14, the reader is introduced to the character of the Warden, the person in charge of the camp.

What does she look like? Select the four correct descriptions below.

red hair

black nails

wears black cowboy boots and hat

dark red nails

freckles

jet black hair

  • Question 1

Have you read chapters 9–14? Which words summarise what these chapters are about?

CORRECT ANSWER
Caveman, fish, KB
EDDIE SAYS
Caveman, fish, KB
  • Question 2

In chapter 9, Stanley finally gets a nickname showing that he is being accepted by the other boys. What is it?

CORRECT ANSWER
Caveman
EDDIE SAYS
Stanley's nickname is Caveman.
  • Question 3

On page 46 Stanley gets interrupted writing a letter to his mother. Is he lying to her or telling the truth?

CORRECT ANSWER
lying
EDDIE SAYS
Stanley is lying to her.
  • Question 4

Stanley is clearly lying to her to stop her worrying. Imagine a different letter that Stanley might write to his mother but this time tell the truth about what life in the camp is like. What two emotions below would the letter include?

 

Vector illustration of letter with opened envelope and pen. Background in separate layer. - stock vector

CORRECT ANSWER
sadness
loneliness
EDDIE SAYS
The letter would include the emotions of sadness and loneliness.
  • Question 5

In chapter 10, Stanley is really struggling with life at Camp Green Lake. Which three details below show this?

CORRECT ANSWER
He is always tired.
His body aches.
He is dehydrated.
EDDIE SAYS
In the chapter we learn that Stanley is always tired, his body aches and he is dehydrated.
  • Question 6

What does Stanley find and what does he hope for?

 old shovel on white background - stock photo

CORRECT ANSWER
a fossil of a fish
a day off
EDDIE SAYS
Stanley finds a fossil of a fish and hopes for a day off.
  • Question 7

In chapter 13, Stanley is clearly starting to adapt to life at Camp Green Lake. How does the writer show this?

Select the two correct details below that show that Stanley is changing as a character.

CORRECT ANSWER
He has lost weight.
His skin is tougher so he can hold a spade.
EDDIE SAYS
Details that show that Stanley has adapted to life at Camp Green Lake are that he has lost weight and his skin is tougher.
  • Question 8

What are the initials on the gold tube Stanley finds?

CORRECT ANSWER
KB
EDDIE SAYS
The initials are KB.
  • Question 9

What do you think that the writer means by the last line of chapter 13?

CORRECT ANSWER
Stanley has moved one step up the hierarchy. He is no longer at the bottom of the group of boys.
EDDIE SAYS
The line means that Stanley has moved one step up the hierarchy. He is no longer at the bottom of the group of boys.
  • Question 10

In chapter 14, the reader is introduced to the character of the Warden, the person in charge of the camp.

What does she look like? Select the four correct descriptions below.

CORRECT ANSWER
red hair
wears black cowboy boots and hat
dark red nails
freckles
EDDIE SAYS
The warden has red hair, wears black cowboy hat and boots studded with jewels. She has freckles and dark red nails.
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