1. Choose a scene from Holes and write a comic strip, including detailed illustrations.
2. The environment has a great effect on the characters in Holes. Using the Internet, find out whether the geography and weather Sachar describes in the novel are consistent with the actual geography and weather in Texas.
3. Stanley goes to court after he is arrested. As Stanley's attorney, write a closing argument persuading the jury of Stanley's innocence. Or write a closing argument as the prosecuting attorney, persuading the jury of Stanley's guilt.
4. Sachar includes tall-tales in Holes. Find out what tall-tales are and read a book of tall-tales, such as Annie Oakley or Paul Bunyon. Write a tall-tale of your own.