Lesson 18


Describe how Marty’s family feels about Shiloh, and why their feelings changed.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor  — Ch. 11

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Target Task


Writing Prompt

Describe how Marty’s family feels about Shiloh now. Have their feelings changed? Explain why or why not.

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Key Questions


  • Marty says there are "so many things going wrong, it's hard to remember anything going right." Why does Marty say this?
  • Describe how Marty is feeling in the first part of the chapter. What descriptive details does the author include to help the reader better understand how Marty is feeling?
  • What promise does Marty make to Doc Murphy? Why?
  • At the end of the chapter Marty states, "the more I know I can't give him up. I won't." Despite all the trouble Marty has caused, has he learned a lesson? Defend why or why not.



enthusiasm     (n.)

strong excitement

pester     (v.)

to repeatedly annoy or bother someone

antibiotics     (n.)

medicine that kills bacteria and cures infections

squeals     (v.)

to make a high-pitched noise

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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).

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