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Visions TRB, Book B, Unit 3 Lesson Plan          Copyright © Heinle

Unit 3  Courage

Chapter 1 • Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, by Maya Angelou

Chapter Materials

Activity Book: pp. 81–92

Audio: Unit 3, Chapter 1

Student Handbook

Student CD-ROM: Unit 3, Chapter 1

Teacher Resource Book: Lesson Plan, p. 13; Teacher Resources, pp. 35–64; Reading Summaries, pp. 85–86; Activity Book Answer Key

Teacher Resource CD-ROM

Assessment Program: Unit 3, Chapter 1 Quiz, pp. 39–40; Teacher and Student Resources, pp. 115–144

Assessment CD-ROM: Unit 3, Chapter 1


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 Opener (pp. 152–153) 20 min.

Preview the unit reading selections. Complete the “View the Picture” activity.

Objectives (p. 154) 5 min.

Present the chapter objectives.

Use Prior Knowledge (p. 154) 15 min.

Activate prior knowledge about what frightens you.

Build Background (p. 155) 5 min.

Provide the background information on nursery rhymes.

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: If a story is told out loud for many years, it is part of the          .

Build Vocabulary (p. 155) 15 min.

Introduce new vocabulary.

Text Structure (p. 156) 10 min.

Present the text features of a poem.

Reading Strategy (p. 156) 10 min.

Teach the strategy of using images to understand poetry.

Reading Selection Opener (p. 157) 5 min.

Preview the chapter reading selection.

Homework: Activity Book (p. 81)

Day 3

Check Homework 5 min.

OR Warm Up 5 min.

Write on the board: An      is a picture in your mind. Some words in poems help us form     .

Reading Selection (pp. 158–161) 25 min.

Have students read the selection and use the reading strategy. Teach spelling, capitalization, and punctuation points on TE pp. 158–161.

Reading Comprehension (p. 162) 10 min.

Have students answer the questions.

Build Reading Fluency (p. 162) 5 min.

Teach how to build Reading Fluency by doing echo read aloud.

Homework: Activity Book (p. 82)

Day 4

Check Homework 5 min.

OR Warm Up 5 min.

Write on the board: List 3 things from the poem, “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me,” that do not frighten Maya Angelou.

Listen, Speak, Interact (p. 163) 15 min.

Have students discuss personal experiences.

Text Structure (p. 163) 15 min.

Teach the types of rhyme.

Word Study (p. 164) 10 min.

Present contractions.

Homework: Activity Book (pp. 83–84)

Day 5

Check Homework 5 min.

OR Warm Up 5 min.

Write on the board:

a.  The words walk and talk are      rhymes.

b.  The words need and deep are      rhymes.

Grammar Focus (p. 164) 10 min.

Present prepositional phrases of place.

From Reading to Writing (p. 165) 20 min.

Teach how to write a poem.

Across Content Areas (p. 165) 10 min.

Introduce related science content on the respiratory system.

Homework: Activity Book (pp. 85–88); Have students complete the third column of the KWL chart from Day 1. Have students study for the Unit 3, Chapter 1.

Unit 3  Courage

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