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Response to literature and collaborative group discussion are the key foci of this thorough guide to teaching Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's Newbery-winning novel Shiloh. Detailed sections enable readers to examine each chapter in depth. Activities that reinforce literary analysis and vocabulary are listed by chapter, helping you efficiently plan your unit.
Here's a two-week plan for Shiloh, the classic story of a boy and the dog he grows to love. For each chapter, there are suggested teaching points, teachable vocabulary, and reading activities. Some comprehension questions are included for each chapter. This will be a great help in planning your lesson!
Students explore animal characteristics by reading a classic children's story. In this pet ownership lesson, students read the book Shiloh and discuss the main character and his relationship with the dog. Students define animal vocabulary terms and answer Shiloh study questions.
Fifth graders write an expository essay using figurative language that explains why Marty, one of the characters in Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's novel, Shiloh, dislikes Judd Travers. They create a cover page for their writing using the computer and present their writing to the whole class.
Thorough and all-encompassing, this study guide summarizes an entire semester, or possibly a year, of language arts vocabulary words. Vocabulary from The Diary of Anne Frank, Night, Romeo and Juliet, and various short stories is listed for review, as well as the elements of drama, stories, and literature. Concepts for MLA format and grammar finish the worksheet. Use the study guide as a way to plan your semester, substituting any stories or concepts that you cover instead.
Students create and measure an animal pen. In this perimeter and area lesson, students use Shiloh books to find a description of the pen that Marty built. Students use a yardstick to mark off the pen size on the floor, use graph paper to make a scale diagram, calculate the perimeter and area and then use computer software to practice measurement skills.
For the culminating activity in an 11-part character development unit on Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's Newbery-winning book, Shiloh, classroom dramatists prepare to present their original character monologues for an audience of parents, peers, and guests. Follow easy links to the rest of the well-rounded unit.