Shiloh

Lesson 15

Objective

Explain what the statement at the end of chapter 9 shows about Marty and why he feels that way.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor  — Ch. 9

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Target Task

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Multiple Choice

The description “I’m screaming inside” shows that Marty

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Writing Prompt

The chapter ends with the following sentence.

“I’m bent over there in the beam of Dad’s flashlight, bawling, and I don’t even care.”

What does this statement show about Marty?

Mastery Response

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Key Questions

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  • How do Ma's feelings change over the course of her interaction with Marty? 

  • In what ways do Ma's actions speak louder than her words?
  • Read the statement from the text. "I feel like there's a tank truck sitting on my chest; can't hardly breathe." What type of figurative language is this? What does it show about Marty? Why?
  • The chapter ends with the following sentence. "I'm bent over there in the beam of Dad's flashlight, bawling, and I don't even care." Explain the power behind this statement. 

Vocabulary

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unfasten     (v.)

undo

yelps     (v.)

a quick cry or bark

bawling     (v.)

crying very loudly

suspicions     (n.)

feeling that someone is guilty of wrongdoing

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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.4.6

RF.4.3

RF.4.4

RL.4.1

RL.4.10

RL.4.4

SL.4.1

W.4.10