Taking a Stand: Shiloh

Lesson 4

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Objective

Explain the significance of the quotation at the end of chapter 3 and what it shows about Marty.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor  — Ch. 3

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Target Task

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Multiple Choice

Which statement best describes Marty on pages 25-26?

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Which statement from pp. 25 through 26 best supports the answer to Part A?

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Writing Prompt

Read the quotation from the end of chapter 3.

“I’m so mad I can’t see. I know I should shut my mouth, but it goes on talking. ‘His name’s Shiloh,’ I say.’”

Explain the significance of this quotation and what it shows about Marty.

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Key Questions

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What plan does Marty come up with? Will his plan work? Why or why not?
Describe life in Friendly, West Virginia.
What evidence does the author include to show that Judd is hostile to both people and animals?
What evidence does the author include to support the conclusion that Marty can't stop thinking about Shiloh?
What does the phrase "drive me crazy" mean?

Vocabulary

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infuriate     (v.)

to make someone very angry

dwell     (v.)

to live in a particular place

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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).

Spiral Standards

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L.4.4

L.4.6

RF.4.3

RF.4.4

RL.4.1

RL.4.10

RL.4.4

SL.4.1

W.4.10