In this activity, students will examine the author’s point of view and identify ways this view is unique in understanding elements of the story.
“I put my face down near Shiloh’s again, my mouth next to his ear. ‘Live, Shiloh, Live!’ I whisper.”
David sees the pen and notices the blood on the ground, so Marty tells David about Shiloh and how he was attacked.
Marty blackmails Judd; he agrees to keep quiet about the deer and will do twenty hours of work in exchange for Shiloh.
"A lie don’t seem a lie anymore when it’s meant to save a dog, and right and wrong’s all mixed up in my head."
Marty thinks about holding up a sign that says, “FREE: WORLD’S BEST DOG”.
“I bend over, my forehead against him, my hand on his head. He’s dead, I know it! I’m screaming inside.”
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Grade Level 4-5
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment Individual or Partner
Type of Activity: Point of View vs. PerspectiveCommon Core Standards