Holes Pre Reading Chapter Activities – Quick Write Journal Prompts


Engage students in meaningful, enriching Holes pre reading activities using these journalprompts. These quick writes will help your students make text-to-self and text-to-world connections as they read Louis Sachar’s novel. These Holes journal prompts are the perfect pre reading routine, occasional end-of-chapter activities, or station activity to complement the novel!


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These low-prep quick-write journal prompts will save you time and energy while enhancing your Holes novel study. These Holes pre reading chapter activities come in both printable and digital formats, making them easy to use however you may be teaching.

What’s included?

  • 12 Holes Journal Prompts
  • Printable Holes Quick Write Journal Booklet
  • Digital Google Slides Journal

You can integrate these Holes chapter activities in a variety of ways: 

  • Assign the journal prompts as a Holes pre reading task or warm-up
  • Conclude your reading session with journaling
  • Assign the journal prompts as a station rotation activity during your Holes novel study
  • Incorporate them as a choice board activity for early finishers
  • Assign the writing prompts as an exit ticket
  • Use as a springboard for class discussions

The quick write booklet is easy to print and assemble using four sheets of paper per student. Simply print double-sided, with binding set to the short edge. Staple right in the middle, then fold in half. Voila!

If you’d prefer to use the digital version, simply make a copy of the Holes journal, make any necessary edits, and assign it to your students. Easy-peasy!

✎ For additional teaching ideas, click here to read my full blog post on using Holes in your classroom!


Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):

W.5.10, W.6.10, W.7.10, W.8.10


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