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Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
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Apr 22, 10

really liked it
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Shiloh – Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Grade: 3-5
Pages: 128
Theme: Animals Abuse, Morals
Awards: Newbery Medal (1992), Texas Bluebonnet Award (1994), Grand Canyon Reader Award for Intermediate Book (1994), Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award 1994 Youth (1994)
Genre: Realistic Fiction, Chapter book
Response: I originally read an excerpt while working in another class with an ELL, and had never heard of the book before that. It seemed interesting, and I found myself reading from the textbook more so than the student!! Being an animal lover, I usually enjoy reading stories about dogs changing their owners lives, and so on, so this was almost too easy to pick up for me. I enjoyed that Marty, the young boy trying to help Shiloh, goes through so many ethical dilemmas while trying to figure out how to help the abused dog Shiloh. I was really hoping it wouldn’t end up like “Old Yeller” or “Where The Red Fern Grows” (both of which still bring a tear or two). I was happy about the ending, as cheesy as it sounds, and still think that any novel/movie involving a dog, cat, or pet, should always have a happy ending (I know I’d make a bad director/producer!!)
Class Activitiy: After engaging in a class discussion about the ethics and morals or Marty’s decision to keep Shiloh from his legal owner, Judd, guide students in a multi-flow cause and effect map. If Marty keeps Shiloh, the cause, what would be an effect… (trouble from his parents, authorities, etc)

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