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Stanley Yelnats' family has a history of bad luck, so when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre (which isn't green and doesn't have a lake) he is not surprised. Every day he and the other inmates are told to dig a hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, reporting anything they find. Why? The evil warden claims that it's character building, but this is a lie. It's up to Stanley to dig up the truth...

Year 6 will be reading 'Holes' in Guided Reading this term. As we read, we will be discussing the various themes of the book and making inferences about all that we have read.


In our English lessons, we will be using this book to provide inspiration for our own writing: a diary entry portraying the thoughts and feelings of the characters; a letter of complaint regarding the conditions the children are forced to live in at Camp Green Lake; and a balanced argument that debates the impact of punishing children.


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