Shiloh - Study Guide

Progeny Press

1 review Write a Review

Grade Range: 5-7

Setting: West Virginia

Genre: Dog Story

Page Count: 40 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 8-10 weeks

Bulk Pricing:
Buy in bulk and save
7 people looking at this.


Click here for a sample section of the Study Guide!       Check out the E-Guide version

Newbery Medal Winner 1992 • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award • William Allen White Children's Book Award • ALA Notable Children’s Books List • Sequoyah Children's Book Award • Mark Twain Readers Award • National Education Association's Children's Top 100

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 English/Language Arts curriculum provides your Middle School grade student with:

About the Author: Learn about Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.
Background Information: Hunting dogs.
Vocabulary: Understand 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 Progeny Press' Language Arts unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!

Features and Benefits of a Progeny Press ELA study guide

Printed Workbook Format

  • Large 8.5x11 format is convenient to read and easy on Middle School student's eyes
  • Every question in our novel unit study has plenty of whitespace for middle school level student answers
  • Encourages neat and clean handwriting practice
  • Easily transports without the need for a laptop or other expensive equipment
  • Provides a permanent record of the middle school student’s work
  • Complete, removable answer key included for the teacher to make grading simple!

CD Format

  • Contains the complete study guide in universally compatible PDF format (works on Mac AND Windows)
  • No costly software purchases necessary
  • PDf files open in the FREE Adobe Reader program.
    Note: Mobile devices may require an alternative app that supports and saves fillable form fields and interactive features.
  • Upgraded, fillable form fields allow the student the opportunity to complete their work on the computer, saving you printing costs
  • Conveniently print what you need, when you need it:
    • Print the whole ELA study guide at once
    • Print single literature lessons or pages as the student completes them
    • Print multiple copies of the entire curriculum study guide for classroom sets
  • PDF format makes it easy to use with multiple students
  • Complete answer key PDF file included for the teacher to make grading simple!

Formatted with your Middle School grade student in mind, Progeny Press language arts study guides divide the book into writing assignments and lessons that strengthen their reading comprehension, vocabulary, and refine their critical analysis and writing skills. Each Progeny Press novel study accomplishes all of this without busy work that can drain the fun out of reading and literature! Kids have loved using Progeny Press ELA curriculum in homeschool, co-ops, and private schools around the world for over 30 years!

Extra Information

Progeny Press

    1 Reviews

  • Posted by Paula N. on 8th Sep 2015


    My son loves it. These

    My son loves it. These are a great option for a language arts course!