Lesson 20


Predict what Marty and Judd will do next.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor  — Ch. 13

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Target Task


Multiple Choice

Which statement best describes how the setting influences the plot in chapter 13?

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Which detail from the chapter best supports the answer to Part A?

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Writing Prompt

Read the quotation from the end of chapter 13 below.

“And before I could decide whether to go on or turn back, out of the woods on the other side steps Judd Travers, rifle in hand.”

Based on everything you know about Marty and Judd, what do you predict will happen next? Support your answer with details from the entire text.

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Key Questions


  • Read the sentence from page 107. "Ma tries to make me feel better. She says at least I brought some joy and kindness into the life of a dog that never had any before, and that Shiloh will never forget me." Why is this not enough for Marty? Should it be?
  • Marty's mind is racing with lots of different options for how to save Shiloh. Describe each option and evaluate why they will or will not work.
  • What evidence does the author provide to show that Marty is brave?



padlocked     (v.)

to attach two things together with a strong lock

rehearsed     (v.)

practiced something

scale     (n.)

the relative size of something

fond     (adj.)

a feeling of love or friendship

quarrel     (n.)

an angry argument or disagreement

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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