Shiloh

Lesson 6

Objective

Describe what promises Marty makes to Shiloh and if they are a good idea or bad idea.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor  — Ch. 4

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Target Task

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Multiple Choice

Which statement best describes Marty on pages 33 through 35?

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Which detail from pages 33 through 35 best supports the answer to Part A?

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Writing Prompt

In chapter 4, Marty makes lots of promises to Shiloh. What promises does he make? Defend whether you think the promises were a good or bad decision.

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Key Questions

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  • Explain the significance of the statement from page 30. "I don't want just any dog. I want Shiloh, because he needs me. Needs me bad."
  • What evidence does the author include to show that Shiloh is happy to be with Marty?
  • Explain the significance of the statement from page 31. "I know that if I was to see Judd Travers that very minute with his rifle, I'd tell him he'd have to shoot me before I'd ever let him near Shiloh again."
  • What does the description "problem is looking me square in the face" mean?
  • The author writes that Shiloh looked "like he had the bark beat out of him." What is the name for this kind of figurative language? What does the author mean by this description? Why did the author use this type of language to describe Shiloh instead of just telling us?

Vocabulary

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pen     (n.)

a small enclosure for animals

tense     (adj.)

being nervous and unable to relax

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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.4.4

RF.4.3

RF.4.4

RL.4.1

RL.4.10

RL.4.4

SL.4.1

W.4.10