Students will discuss conflicts and solutions in the book, Holes. They will identify characters that are involved in the conflicts and discuss how the characters reacted. Students will then choose one of those characters to research more in depth and create a list of character traits.
Students will share their lists of character traits explaining the trait and on which page of Holes that they found their information. The teacher will lead a discussion on the characters and their various conflicts throughout the book. Students will create posters using art supplies that visually represent their character and also include a list of character traits.
Students will share their posters. After the posters are shared we will discuss the major conflicts in the book so far. The teacher will also revisit the class model for conflict resolution, focusing on the importance of using “I statements” and restating what the other person said. Then students will pair up to work on developing a script for conflict resolution for the selected conflicts.
Students will act out their skits to show how they could’ve been solved using conflict resolution. Skits will be recorded as a podcast to be shown with the showcase.
Students will view the blog and reflect on how the characters solved the problems in their skits using the assessment rubrics. How was it different from the book? What strategy would you use in real life? How can conflict resolution be used in every day life?