Term 1: Holes, by Louis Sachar (Group 1)


  • Term One – 6 tutorials
  • Lower KS3 Reading
  • Group 1: Mondays
  • 13:00-13:50 UK time

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Reading Course Term 1: Holes, by Louis Sachar

We start the year off by reading Holes. It’s a great novel for engaging students with literature and for introducing concepts such as characterisation and structure. It’s a genuinely fun read, and students really seem to love the twists and turns of the plot as we discover why teenage boys are being forced to dig large holes every day in the bed of a dried up lake.

  • Tutorials – The tutorials are a blend of the tutor reading aloud, discussions about the novel and written work
  • Reading requirements – Students do not need to read the novel before the lessons. However, students will need to do some reading outside of tutorials during the term. Purchasing the novel is recommended. You can find copies in our bookshop
  • Feedback and support – Students will receive live feedback on written work during tutorials using Google Classrooms. It is useful to have a Google account that they can use for this purpose
  • Homework – Optional homework opportunities provided.