Taking a Stand: Shiloh

Lesson 18
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ELA

Unit 1

4th Grade

Lesson 18 of 26

Objective


Describe how Marty’s family feels about Shiloh, and why their feelings changed.

Readings and Materials


  • Book: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor  — Ch. 11

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Target Task


Writing Prompt

Describe how Marty’s family feels about Shiloh now. Have their feelings changed? Explain why or why not.

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Key Questions


  • Marty says there are "so many things going wrong, it's hard to remember anything going right." Why does Marty say this?

  • Describe how Marty is feeling in the first part of the chapter. What descriptive details does the author include to help the reader better understand how Marty is feeling?

  • At first, Marty doesn't have very much enthusiasm about seeing David. Why does this change? 

  • What promise does Marty make to Doc Murphy? Why?

  • At the end of the chapter Marty states, "the more I know I can't give him up. I won't." Despite all the trouble Marty has caused, has he learned a lesson? Defend why or why not.

Vocabulary


enthusiasm

n.

strong excitement

pester

v.

to repeatedly annoy or bother someone

squeals

v.

makes a high-pitched noise

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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

L.4.4
L.4.4.b
RF.4.3
RF.4.4
RL.4.1
RL.4.10
RL.4.4
SL.4.1
W.4.10
W.4.9
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