Holes by Louis Sachar Paired Informational Texts


Teachers looking to build background knowledge and incorporate nonfiction texts while reading Louis Sachar’s book Holes will love these novel-based paired informational texts! These four passages that tie directly into scenes from the novel are sure to engage your readers! Rest assured that this resource is ready to plug & play whether teaching in person or virtually.


Why pair fiction and nonfiction texts?

Pairing nonfiction passages with your fictional novel is a great way to:

  • Build critical background knowledge for ELLs & Tier II Students
  • Bridge the gap between fiction & nonfiction
  • Expose students to a wide variety of literature
  • Build vocabulary

What’s included?

You’ll receive four high interest nonfiction passages that *might* invoke some sort of “gross” factor. (Middle schoolers? Win!) These passages are:

  • 800-1000 Lexile
  • 700-1000 words in length
  • Common Core Standards-Based

Each informational text has a set of printable or digital standards-based questions that address:

  • RI.1
  • RI.2
  • RI.3
  • RI.4
  • RI.5
  • RI.6
  • RI.7

What’s more? You’ll also receive audio files of each article and set of questions!

What grade level is this best for?

I designed this resource to be used with my 6th grade Language Arts class. If using with any other grade level or content area, please use your professional discretion!

Any other questions?

Please email me at admin@heynatayle.com. I’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

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