Taking a Stand: Shiloh

Lesson 9

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Objective

Explain the significance of the statement “Judd is sure studying me hard. So is Dad.” 

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor  — Ch. 5

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Target Task

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Multiple Choice

Which word best describes how Marty is feeling on page 41?

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Which detail from page 41 best shows the answer to Part A?

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Writing Prompt

Read the sentence from page 43 below.

“Judd is sure studying me hard. So is dad.”

Explain the significance of this statement.

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Key Questions

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  • How has Shiloh's behavior changed since we first met him in Chapter 1?
  • Ma tells Marty that he looks restless. How has Marty's behavior changed? Why has it changed?
  • To protect Shiloh, Marty has started to lie. What lies has Marty told? Is it ever okay to lie?
  • Why did Judd Travers come to the house? How did Marty and Marty's dad respond to the visit? Were their feelings the same? Why or why not?
  • Read the sentence from page 43. "Judd is sure studying me hard. So is dad." Why are they both studying him hard?
  • Read the sentence from page 44. "Law never told me before what I could do with my dogs, won't be tellin' me now." What does this sentence show/confirm about Judd?

Vocabulary

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threats

n.

statements saying you will be harmed if you don't do what someone wants

unfasten

v.

to undo

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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

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