By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Here are some ideas I have collected from
other teachers and the web (of course!) for this novel.
Responses to Literature
This character web breaks down all the
things a character says, what other say about the character and the
character's actions. This web is about Judd Travers and how
the author shows, rather than tells what kind of person he is.
Compares Marty (protagonist) to Judd
I have had students complete the
crossword before reading in order to reinforce and introduce
I have also had students make class
books. Each student is given a vocabulary word. On a sheet of
paper they write the word, define it, use it in a sentence and then
draw a picture. Students share with the class. Then all
pages are bound into a book.
Friendly Letter Rubric
Students write a friendly letter to
teacher in which they identify favorite parts, make connections, and
Students can create a wanted poster of
Judd describing the character and citing all the things that
he has done wrong. Good follow up to the character web.
This is an activity from the Teacher
Created Materials Book. Students simulate a Mock Trial where
Judd is on the defense for animal cruelty. Students develop
roles and create questions for the prosecution and defense.
Examples of questions student have created.
for the Book
Think Quest for each chapter
Lesson Plans- these look pretty through
Lesson Plans- Includes anticipatory set
Companion Guides to purchase to teach Shiloh
Cross Curriuclar Ideas
Proteacher Archives. Go to
Click on Ideas Archive and search for Shiloh. Here are some
links I found.
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