Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Winner of the Newbery Medal

Kids Wings
Grade Levels
4th - 7th
Formats Included
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Marty lives on a beautiful farm in West Virginia with his mother, father, and two younger sisters. He loves to explore the forest on the hills around his home. This gentle boy has a special love for nature and animals.

What will happen when he finds an abused hunting dog that belongs to a cruel neighbor? Will he betray his father's trust in order to try to save the dog? Will he and the dog survive the danger that lies ahead if he makes the wrong choice?

What will Marty learn about lying?

The Kids Wings guide presents a terrific unit with comprehension, group work, an interactive game, all of which highlight the positive character choices inherent in the novel. Shiloh is the perfect vehicle for improving vocabulary, comprehension, and cooperative group skills while exploring a sensitive story centered on compassion and truth. The guide integrates skills and story in your classroom! It is one of the best novel and novel guides available anywhere.

The 36-page Literature Guide by Suzy Red in both PowerPoint and PDF formats includes the following activities:
Discussion Cards
Anticipation Guide
Map Study,
Character Quotes,
A Newspaper with Character,
2-page Readers’ Theater Introduction,
Making Connections, Predict/Confirm, Questions by Chapter,
Dialect to Standard English,
Overview and Chapter 1,
Literacy Circle Teammates,
Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities,
Visualizing the Text,
Crossword Puzzle,
Quartet Reading,
15-Second Summaries,
Writing a Ballad,
Playing with the Character of the Characters,
Spotting Similes,
Making Money with Odd Jobs (math),
Preston Family Budget,
Discussion Questions,
The Sequel's Cover,
Writing Prompts,
Answer Keys
PLUS a complete, interactive Jeopardy-type game in PowerPoint format.

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Total Pages
90 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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