Shiloh - E-Guide

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Grade Range: 5-7

Setting: West Virginia

Genre: Dog Story

Page Count: 40 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 8-10 weeks

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While walking near his home, Marty Preston finds a frightened beagle pup. Convinced that his neighbor, Judd Travers, has been abusing the dog, the 11-year-old refuses to return the runaway to its owner. Marty names the dog Shiloh and hopes to keep him hidden from both his family and Judd Travers. Marty struggles with his conscience as he tells lies to keep Shiloh a secret. When Shiloh is seriously injured and requires medical attention, Marty's secret is revealed. Although he is sorry for the trouble he has caused, Marty is not deterred from saving Shiloh. He strikes a bargain with Judd Travers, determined to keep the dog from being abused further. 
He will face some difficult choices as he learns about honesty, far-reaching consequences, his family, and himself.

Progeny Press' Shiloh Language Arts PDF curriculum will provide your Middle School grade student with:

About the Author: Read about Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, the creative mind behind the heartwarming tale.
Background Information: Learn about hunting dogs, their training, lives, and gain additional context for the story.
Vocabulary: Complete dynamic and practical exercises that make learning words an enjoyable experience.
Literary Techniques: Study literary techniques such as in-context usage, dictionary exploration, point of view, setting, conflict, complications, climax, resolution, theme, and similes.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Discuss honesty, integrity, the consequences of doing wrong and justifying it, the impact of swearing, the pursuit of justice, respecting authority, and the quest for peace
Activities and Writing Assignments: Participate in a variety of activities, from mapping key locations to advocating for animal rights, exploring the significance of names, delving into the unique aspects of West Virginia, contemplating the role of dogs in our lives, engaging in discussions on moral dilemmas, and challenging yourself with crossword puzzles.
Suggestions for Further Reading:  Extend your literary journey with a curated reading list featuring more works by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor and other books that complement or are similar to, Shiloh.

All of Progeny Press' language arts unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!

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    3 Reviews

  • Posted by Anne on 23rd Apr 2019


    Good but not as good as others

    This is our second study guide we purchased. The first was My Side of the Mountain. Everything was satisfactory but was missing the extra work section that My Side of the Mountain. We used this to challenge my one son who always finished quickly and needed new things to do. They were different activities to stretch the unit across other subjects. I really missed that in this one. Other than that it was a good guide and served it's purpose well.

  • Posted by Unknown on 4th Apr 2019


    Shiloh E Guide

    This is our first experience with a progeny press study guide. It is very well done. We will definitely be purchasing more in the future

  • Posted by Leyla on 14th Sep 2017


    Shiloh Study Guide

    I LOVE Progeny Press' study guides. This is the 2nd one I have purchased for my son. The guide does a good job of addressing vocabulary, comprehension skills, and analytical thinking. They also find meaningful ways to connect themes from the book to Biblical principles. Shiloh is great for developing values about lying and right vs. wrong.