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Shiloh Novel Study: vocabulary, comprehension questions, writing, skills

Gay Miller
Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
Formats Included
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200 pages
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Shiloh, a novel written by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, contains lessons aligned to the Common Core Standards for grades 3 – 5. This comprehensive unit includes vocabulary, comprehension questions, constructed response questions, and skill lessons.

Be sure to check out the printable + digital version to determine which best fits your teaching needs and style. This unit is the printable only version.

The printable resource contains the following:

• Vocabulary

o Vocabulary including pronunciation, definitions, and sample sentences from the text

o Vocabulary Practice Booklet and Practice Pages

o Vocabulary Book Marks

o Vocabulary Flash Cards

o Vocabulary Test

Comprehension and Writing

• Comprehension – A comprehension quiz is included for each two chapters which includes multiple choice questions which require students to recall details from the chapters plus higher level thinking questions such as sequencing, main idea, plot development, summary, drawing conclusions, inference, predicting, theme, understanding vocabulary, interpreting literary devices, etc.

• 14 Constructed Response Questions

•Seven Language Arts Lessons

• Lesson #1 – Writing Titles

• Lesson #2 – Analogies

• Lesson #3 – Context Clues

• Lesson #4 – Reference Skills [Using a Dictionary and Thesaurus]

• Lesson #5 – Similes and Metaphors

• Lesson #6 – Multiple Meaning Words

• Lesson #7 – Dialect

Answer keys for each practice page is included.

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Total Pages
200 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words.
Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.
Use context (e.g., cause/effect relationships and comparisons in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Compare and contrast the varieties of English (e.g., dialects, registers) used in stories, dramas, or poems.


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