Shiloh

Lesson 1

Objective

Build background on Shiloh by debating and analyzing the questions posed on the back of the book.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor  — Back of the book

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Target Task

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Writing Prompt

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor previews the book Shiloh by asking the question, “What is the right thing to do when a dog is being abused – and belongs to someone else? What about when that someone else owns a gun?” Based on your own experiences, how would you answer these questions?

Based on the book preview, how do you think the main character will answer these questions?

Mastery Response

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Vocabulary

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dialect     (n.)

a form of a language spoken in a particular area

mission     (n.)

a task or job that has been given

abused     (v.)

when a person with power treats someone or something with less power in a harsh or harmful way

courage     (n.)

being able to do something when it is difficult

mistreated     (v.)

treated badly

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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.4.1

L.4.2

L.4.4

L.4.4.b

L.4.5

L.4.6

RF.4.3

RF.4.4

RL.4.1

RL.4.10

SL.4.1

W.4.10