Taking a Stand: Shiloh

Lesson 12

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Objective

Describe how Marty is changing.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor  — Ch. 7

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Target Task

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Multiple Choice

Read the following lines from page 61.

"A lie don't seem a lie anymore when it's meant to save a dog, and right and wrong's all mixed up in my head."

What do these lines suggest about Marty?

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Writing Prompt

In what ways is Marty changing? What causes the change?

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Key Questions

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  • Read the quote from page 60, "I'm so hungry I don't even save some for Shiloh; then I'm ashamed of myself." What does it mean to be ashamed of yourself? Why is Marty ashamed of himself? 

  • Read the quotation from page 61. "A lie don't seem a lie anymore when it's meant to save a dog, and right and wrong's all mixed up in my head." Is a lie a lie if it's meant to save a dog? Why or why not?

  • How has Marty changed?

  • Read the quote from page 61. "Ma would have blushed with shame if she heard me ask this, but seems I'm at the point where I'll do almost anything for Shiloh." Why would mom have blushed with shame? Why is Marty not feeling any shame? 

Vocabulary

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shame

(n.)

a feeling of guilt

ashamed

(adj.)

feeling shame or guilt

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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).

Supporting Standards

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L.4.4

RF.4.3

RF.4.4

RL.4.1

RL.4.10

RL.4.4

SL.4.1

W.4.10

W.4.9