Year 5 - Year 6
Teacher of Primary
Created by primary specialists, Teacher of Primary offers a bank of in-depth, highly specialised lessons so that schools and teachers can focus on the particular learning goals of their setting.
Year 6 English Teaching Resources; Holes by Louis Sachar; a medium term plan overview, 23 lesson plans and 20 worksheets along with 161 slides of PowerPoint presentations. Our Holes teaching resource is made up of an extensive assortment of activities for upper KS2 students. It explores the following in detail: Youth detention in the USA and boot camps, The historical context of the American South (racial segregation, civil rights, Jim Crow laws), Analysis of the characters of Stanley Yelnats, Mr Sir, Mr Pendanski, The Warden, Kate Barlow, Sam and Zero, Exploring key themes - crime and punishment, friendship, redemption, Key features of a novel - narrative hooks, building tension, setting the scene, Writing about the book using Point/Evidence/Explain, Louis Sachar's purpose and viewpoint, Activities to consolidate understanding of the plot, Language study in key scenes, Hot seating activities, Empathy writing tasks - diary and letter writing - to show understanding of plot, character and themes, Links to online games, quizzes and more lesson ideas.