Shiloh - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

In a third grade classroom, Shiloh would be a perfect book to teach so many lessons: never give up, work for what you want, not much in life comes for free, love deeply, be honest.... the lessons are endless!  This is also a great chapter book to study perspective.  To see the adventures of Marty through his eyes can be a bit to get used to since he is a young boy living years ago in the mountains.  But, with the turn of each page, it becomes easier to be immersed in the dialect.  Excerpts from the book would give great opportunities for students to practice proofreading and rewriting sentences as well.  Great read aloud, reading to self, or a good choice for buddy reading!  Shiloh is a different book than what so many of us are used to but it certainly will not disappoint. 

grade level equivalent 4.4