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Visions TRB, Book B, Unit 2 Lesson Plan          Copyright © Heinle

Unit 2  Changes

Chapter 4 • Tuck Triumphant, by Theodore Taylor

Chapter Materials

Activity Book: pp. 65–72

Audio: Unit 2, Chapter 4

Student Handbook

Student CD-ROM: Unit 2, Chapter 4

Teacher Resource Book: Lesson Plan, p. 10; Teacher Resources, pp. 35–64; Reading Summaries, pp. 81–82; Activity Book Answer Key

Teacher Resource CD-ROM

Assessment Program: Unit 2, Chapter 4 Quiz, pp. 29–30; Teacher and Student Resources, pp. 115–144

Assessment CD-ROM: Unit 2, Chapter 4


The Heinle Newbury House Dictionary/CD-ROM

Web Site: http://visions.heinle.com

See the Teacher’s Edition wrap-around for complete teaching suggestions for each section.

Day 1

Unit 1, Chapter 3 Quiz (Assessment Program, pp. 27–28) 20 min.

Objectives (p. 118) 5 min.

Present the chapter objectives.

Use Prior Knowledge (p. 118) 15 min.

Activate prior knowledge about surprises.

Build Background (p. 119) 5 min.

Provide background about the Korean War.

Homework: KWL (TRB, p. 42); Have students complete the first and second columns based on what they learned in class. Students will complete the third column at the end of the chapter.

Day 2

Check Homework 5 min.

OR Warm Up 5 min.

Write on the board: After the Korean War, Korea was divided into two countries,      Korea and      Korea.

Build Vocabulary (p. 119) 15 min.

Introduce related words.

Text Structure (p. 120) 10 min.

Present the text features of realistic fiction.

Reading Strategy (p. 120) 10 min.

Teach the strategy of drawing conclusions.

Reading Selection Opener (p. 121) 5 min.

Preview the chapter Reading Selection.

Homework: Activity Book (p. 65)

Day 3

Check Homework 5 min.

OR Warm Up 5 min.

Write on the board: In a story, the setting is the     , the plot is the     , and the characters are the     .

Reading Selection (pp. 122–127) 25 min.

Have students read the selection and use the Reading Strategy. Teach spelling, capitalization, and punctuation points on TE pp. 122–127.

Reading Comprehension (p. 128) 10 min.

Have students answer the questions.

Build Reading Fluency (p. 128) 5 min.

Teach how to Build Reading Fluency by doing choral read aloud.

Homework: Activity Book (p. 66)

Day 4

Check Homework 5 min.

OR Warm Up 5 min.

Write on the board: Summarize the plot of “Tuck Triumphant” in three sentences.

Listen, Speak, Interact (p. 129) 15 min.

Have students role-play interviewing a newcomer.

Elements of Literature (p. 129) 15 min.

Introduce style in a first-person narrative.

Word Study (p. 130) 10 min.

Present the suffix -less.

Homework: Activity Book (pp. 67–68)

Day 5

Check Homework 5 min.

OR Warm Up 5 min.

Write on the board: Which of these sentences are complete? Which are incomplete? Why?

a. I was wrong.

b. Really wrong.

c. I needed to apologize.

d. Fast.

Grammar Focus (p. 130) 15 min.

Present the use of adjectives before nouns.

From Reading to Writing (p. 131) 15 min.

Teach how to write a realistic story.

Across Content Areas (p. 131) 10 min.

Introduce related social studies content on types of families.

Homework: Activity Book (pp. 69–72); Have students complete the third column of the KWL chart from Day 1. Have students study for the Unit 2, Chapter 4 Quiz.

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