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

Unit 2  Changes

Apply and Expand

End-of-Unit Materials

Student Handbook

CNN Video: Unit 2

Teacher Resource Book: Lesson Plan, p. 12; Teacher Resources, pp. 35–64; Home-School Connection, pp. 126–132; Video Script, pp. 163–164; Video Worksheet, p. 174

Teacher Resource CD-ROM

Assessment Program: Unit 2 Test, pp. 33–38; Teacher and Student Resources, pp. 115–144

Assessment CD-ROM: Unit 2 Test


The Heinle Newbury House Dictionary/CD-ROM

Heinle Reading Library

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

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

Day 1

Unit 2, Chapter 5 Quiz (Assessment Program, pp. 31–32) 20 min.

Listening and Speaking Workshop (pp. 146–147) 25 min.

Introduce the assignment of preparing, participating in, and reporting an interview. Have students write questions and conduct the interviews (steps 1–2).

Homework: In preparation for Day 2, have students write a summary of their interview.

Day 2

Listening and Speaking Workshop (pp. 146–147) 45 min.

Have students prepare and give their reports to the class (step 3). Then conduct the evaluations (step 4).

Homework: Have students reread “The Journal of Jesse Smoke” and “Elizabeth’s Diary” in preparation for the Viewing Workshop on Day 3.

Day 3

Viewing Workshop (p. 147) 45 min.

Show a video about the Cherokees in the 1830s or the English colonists in Virginia. Have students analyze how the video creates its effect. Show the Visions CNN video for this unit. Have students do the Video Worksheet.

Homework: Have students write a paragraph to summarize how the video creates its effect.

Day 4

Writer’s Workshop (pp. 148–149) 45 min.

Present the assignment of writing a persuasive letter to the editor. Have students do pre-writing preparation and write a draft (steps 1–2).

Homework: Have students review their drafts in preparation for revising them on Day 5.

Day 5

Writer’s Workshop (pp. 148–149) 45 min.

Have students revise, edit, and publish their letters (steps 3–5).

Homework: Have students identify facts and opinions in their letters.

Day 6

Review and Reteach 45 min.

In small groups, have students list major points from the unit. Ask students to choose three points that they are least clear on and would like to review. Based on results of chapter quizzes and student feedback, choose points from the unit to reteach to the class.

Homework: Have students study for the Unit 2 Test.

Day 7

Unit 2 Test (Assessment Program, pp. 33–38) 45 min.

After the Unit 2 Test, reassess student learning. Record strong and weak areas based on the unit test. Review weak areas before the Mid-Book Exam.

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