Taking a Stand: Shiloh

Lesson 8 - Writing

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Writers make their sentences better and more informative by adding more details.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor  — Ch. 4

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Target Task


Writing Prompt

Expand the sentences below using the words when, where, and why. Use details from Chapter 4 in your sentence expansion. 

Marty finds Shiloh. 

Marty decides to keep Shiloh.

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Common Core Standards

  • L.4.1.e — Form and use prepositional phrases.

  • L.4.1.f — Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons.

  • L.4.3.a — Choose words and phrases to convey ideas precisely.

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