Holes Novel Activities – Literary Elements Print & Digital Flipbook


Take your Holes novel study to the next level with this interactive, literary element flipbook! These standards-aligned tasks make the perfect Holes novel activities to complement your book study. Students will consider the development of the setting, characters, conflict, plot, and theme throughout their reading of Holes.


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These comprehensive Holes activities allow students to dive deep into Sachar’s literary work by considering the development of the literary elements. Each section contains meaningful and relevant work while still being engaging and accessible to all types of learners.

What Holes novel activities are included in this flipbook?

  • Students will describe the setting of the story,
  • Students will consider how the setting impacts the plot and characters,
  • Students will evaluate how the protagonist grows and changes throughout the story,
  • Students will identify examples of internal and external conflict,
  • Students will map the plot of the story on a plot diagram,
  • Students will identify critical events in the story,
  • Students will evaluate how & why Louis Sachar used flashbacks,
  • Students will gather powerful quotes & words of wisdom in the text,
  • & Students will identify a central message or theme of the book.

Plus, everything is included in printable and digital formats!

This interactive flipbook of Holes novel activities is guaranteed to add purpose & depth to your book study!

Use this flipbook:

– As a culminating activity after finishing the book

– As an end-of-week activity throughout your Holes book study

– As a station rotation

– To complement any students’ independent book study

– In lieu of typical end-of-chapter comprehension questions

For additional teaching ideas, click here to read my full blog post on teaching a Holes novel study!



⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sandra said, “This was the perfect resource for our novel study. Easy to use and comprehensive. Thank you!”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Tori’s Teaching said, “Great activity for my students to do while reading Holes!”


Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):

RL 5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.5

RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.5


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