Written by Marion B. Hoffman
Essentially a complete teacher's guide and novel unit, this LitPlan Teacher Pack includes lesson plans and reproducible student materials for Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.
15 Daily Lessons
Short answer study questions
Multiple choice quiz questions
Vocabulary worksheets for each reading assignment
3 detailed writing assignments
Individual and group activities
Critical thinking discussion questions
5 unit tests (2 short answer, 2 multiple choice, 1 advanced)
Review puzzles & games
Bulletin board ideas
Reproducible student materials
A Few Additional Notes
There are three writing assignments in this unit, each with the purpose of informing, persuading, or expressing personal opinions. The detailed writing assignment sheets guide students through the assignments. The first assignment is to inform: students compose a classified ad for a lost dog, cat, or other small animal; for a newborn small animal from a pet shop; or for a newborn or a grown animal from a breeder The second assignment gives students the opportunity to express their personal ideas: students decide what kind of animal they wish to acquire and from what source and then go about preparing for the animal to live in their home. The third assignment is to give students a chance to persuade: students may support or oppose local leash laws, pet licensing, clean-up ordinances, or pet abuse laws.
There is an optional class project (Project Animal Rescue) through which students gain first-hand knowledge of the situation of abandoned and otherwise unwanted animals and have some part in helping to do something about this problem.
These materials are geared for whole class use but are very easily adapted for independent study work, lit circles or book groups, home school use, or tutoring. If you have never taught this book before, this manual will give you a great foundation of materials on a variety of levels. If you have taught this book before, you might like to know that many veteran teachers have told us they have found our LitPlan Teacher Pack manuals to be much more thorough and more helpful than other materials they have used.
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