Taking a Stand: Shiloh

Lesson 16

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Objective

Analyze why Marty thinks that he still has time and whether this is the right decision.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor  — Ch. 10

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Target Task

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Multiple Choice

Why does Marty’s dad tell him to “open his eyes?”

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Writing Prompt

Read the sentences from the end of chapter 10.

“There’s still time, I’m thinking. Shiloh’s still alive, and I ain’t licked yet.”

Why does Marty think this? Is he being too optimistic? Defend why.

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Key Questions

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  • What decision does Dad make? What does this show about dad?

  • On page 83 Marty says, "I got to start practicing the truth sometime." Why does Marty say this? Why is he changing?

  • Marty's dad says, "You've got to go by the law. The law says a man that pays money for a dog owns that dog. You don't agree with the law, then you work to change it." Does Marty agree with his father? Why or why not?

  • What agreement do Marty and his father make? How does it make Marty feel? Use the word licked in your answer. 

Vocabulary

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tremble

v.

to shake because of fear

stumped

adj.

unable to answer a question

licked

v.

was defeated

obliged

adj.

thankful or grateful

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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