In the desert Stanley worries about his family and how they’d feel if he died. What impact does a child’s death have on a family? What about Zero, what impact would his death have? How do you know?
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We have talked about perseverance as a theme in Hole.
What is soemthing the Warden says or does in these chapters that shows she has perseverance?
To understand a character’s role in a story, it helps to look at that person from several angles.
When you’re asked to describe or analyze a character, think SADDR, which stands for four ways of looking at a character: Speech, Action, Description, Drawing, and Reaction of others. )
Trout Walker says, “No one ever says ‘No’ to Charles Walker!” This tells you he usually gets his way, and that he wants to scare Kate into doing what he wants.
Choose something that Sam Walker says. What does it tell you about what he is like?
What did he say?
What is the warden looking to find? Why did Zigzag hit Caveman? Why did he make a big deal about “his” dirt? What choice would you have made if Zigzag had done this to you?
Why do you think that Stanley lies to his mother when he writes to her? What would you do? Tell me what you would write?
Why is it important to have a nickname at Camp Green Lake? What is the significance of Stanley’s nickname? What nickname would be appropriate for you? Why?
In a previous post we talked about the theme of perseverance.
Madame Zeroni gives Elya advice about the girl he loves. She tells him to do something.
Why is Elya going to need perseverance to do as Madame Zeroni asks?
Everyone must post to the following questions. Support must be givne for your answers, where in the book supports your inferences? This may be done in class or from home. I will not post answers until all students have posted!
What are three reasons you could infer that “Camp Green Lake” isn’t fun for the campers?
What is one reason you can infer that the Warden is not nice to the campers?
A theme is “a subject or topic of discourse or artistic representation” (Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, tenth ed.); in other words, a theme is a big idea worth thinking and talking about.
In Holes, one theme is something called perseverance. Perseverance means continuing to try, even though what you’re trying is hard, things get in the way, or it’s discouraging, or all three.
How do you know Stanley’s father has perseverance? Do you or someone you know (or know about) have perseverance? Tell me how you know they have perseverance.