Taking a Stand: Shiloh

Lesson 11

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Analyze how Marty shows courage in his interactions with Judd Travers. 

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor  — Ch. 6

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Target Task


Multiple Choice

Which quotation from chapter 6 best shows that Marty is bold?

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Writing Prompt

Marty shows a lot of courage in his interactions with Judd Travers. How does he show courage?

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Key Questions


What details does the author include to help the reader better understand Friendly, West Virginia? Why?
How does religion guide Marty's beliefs?
Why does the author include Marty's flashback about the chocolate rabbit? What does it show about Marty?
In Chapter 6, Marty says, "Funny how one lie leads to another, and before you know it, your whole life can be a lie." What lies has Marty told so far and how have they impacted his life?
What is the difference between a fib and a lie?



humble     (adj.)

having belief you are not better than others

depend     (v.)

when something is decided by something else

bold     (adj.)

not afraid of danger

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Common Core Standards

  • RL.4.3 — Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).

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