Shiloh

Lesson 2

Objective

Explain how Marty knew Shiloh was hurting.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor  — Ch. 1

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Target Task

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Multiple Choice

Which word best describes Marty?

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Which two details from the text best support the answer to Part A?

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Writing Prompt

Marty’s dad said, “doesn’t seem he’s got any marks on him,” yet Marty knew he was hurting. How did Marty know this?

Mastery Response

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Key Questions

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  • What evidence does the author include to show how Marty feels about animals?
  • What evidence does the author include to show how Shiloh is feeling and why?
  • Describe how Shiloh changes over the course of the chapter. What causes the change?
  • The author uses the description "like a propeller" to describe Shiloh's tail. What type of figurative language is this? What does it show about Shiloh? Why does the author use this description instead of just telling us how Shiloh was feeling?

Vocabulary

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"whupping"     (phrase)

a beating

"fixing to"     (phrase)

slang for "getting ready to"

cringe     (v.)

a face or body movement showing disgust or embarrassment

'em     (pron.)

informal pronunciation of "them"

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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.4.5

L.4.6

RF.4.3

RF.4.4

RL.4.1

RL.4.10

SL.4.1