FREE Guided Reading Lesson Plans... Shiloh

Shiloh... have you ever read this book in your upper elementary classroom?  I have never had a pet dog, (and with my allergies, I probably never will have one), but I absolutely love this book!  I've read it with multiple 4th and 5th grade groups, and I can attest that students generally love this book, too!  I enjoy reading this book with students for two main reasons. First, it is rewarding to see them get emotionally attached to the main character, Marty, and his dog, Shiloh.  Second, this book is part of a trilogy.  When we finish the book, I immediately show students the sequel, Shiloh Season, and the conclusion, Saving Shiloh, and students start begging to get to be the first person to read them (always a rewarding moment as a teacher!!)

Occasionally, I upload guided reading lesson plans I used during my tenure as an upper elementary reading teacher to my blog.  Today is another one of those days!  These plans aren't fancy- they are simply real-teaching Word-document lesson plans that I wrote back before I knew TeachersPayTeachers existed!  They will likely need to be tweaked to meet the needs of your students and your school district's expectations, but they hopefully will at least give you a starting point in terms of questions and vocabulary words to highlight for each chapter!  Feel free to download them if you can use them!

According to the Scholastic website, Shiloh is a Level R book with a Lexile Level of 890.  As you can see from the cover, it is a Newbery award winner (1992). (Amazon affiliate link follows.)

Click HERE for the PDF version. Click HERE for the Word version.

(If you'd like to see the other free guided reading lesson plans I have available, click on the links below.)
Flat Stanley (Level M)
I, Amber Brown (Level N)
Chocolate Covered Ants (Level Q)


  1. Thank you so much for sharing these plans! So generous of you :)

  2. This is a great book. I just shared this post with a colleague who uses this book in her classroom!

  3. I love this book! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I have students who love the Shiloh books. Thank you for sharing on Freebie Friday.
    Artistry of Education

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    1. How odd! I wonder where they disappeared to! I uploaded the link again, so you should be able to download it now. I'm sorry for the inconvenience, but thank you for letting me know!

  6. Thank you so much for sharing these plans. I am looking forward to enjoying them with my students.