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.
Through Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's classic book, students will learn:
About the Author: Learn about Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.
Background Information: Hunting dogs.
Vocabulary words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: In context, dictionary, point of view, setting, conflict, complications climax, resolution, theme, point of view, similes.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Lying, dishonesty, doing wrong and justifying it, swearing, justice, authority, peace.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Mapping, animal rights, names, West Virginia, dogs, discussions, crossword.
Suggestions for Further Reading: We include a wonderful reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.
All of the unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!
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.
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
I LOVE Progency 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.