Taking a Stand: Shiloh

Lesson 24 - Discussion & Writing

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Objective

Analyze and debate if Marty made the right decision and how his values influenced his decision making by stating a claim and supporting the claim with details from the text and unit.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor 

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Discussion & Writing Prompt

How did Marty’s beliefs, ethics, and values influence his decisions? Did Marty make the right decisions? Defend why or why not. 

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Common Core Standards

  • L.4.3.c — Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English (e.g., presenting ideas) and situations where informal discourse is appropriate (e.g., small-group discussion).

  • SL.4.1 — Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

  • SL.4.1.a — Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.

  • SL.4.1.b — Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.

  • SL.4.1.c — Pose and respond to specific questions to clarify or follow up on information, and make comments that contribute to the discussion and link to the remarks of others.

  • SL.4.2 — Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

  • W.4.1 — Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information

  • W.4.1.a — Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer's purpose.

  • W.4.1.b — Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.

  • W.4.1.d — Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.

Supporting Standards

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L.4.6

RL.4.1

SL.4.6

W.4.10

W.4.9