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Visions TRB, Book B, Unit 1 Lesson Plan          Copyright © Heinle

Unit 1  Challenges

Chapter 2 • Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen

Chapter Materials

Activity Book: pp. 9–16

Audio: Unit 1, Chapter 2

Student Handbook

Student CD-ROM: Unit 1, Chapter 2

Teacher Resource Book: Lesson Plan, p. 2; Teacher Resources, pp. 35–64; Reading Summaries, pp. 67–68; Activity Book Answer Key

Teacher Resource CD-ROM

Assessment Program: Unit 1, Chapter 2 Quiz, pp. 9–10; Teacher and Student Resources, pp. 115–144

Assessment CD-ROM: Unit 1, Chapter 2 Quiz


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 1 Quiz (Assessment Program, pp. 7–8)min.

Objectives (p. 14) 5 min.

Present the chapter objectives.

Use Prior Knowledge (p. 14) 15 min.

Activate prior knowledge about forests.

Build Background (p. 15) 5 min.

Provide background information on fire.

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: Fuel can be a     , a     , or a     .

Build Vocabulary (p. 15) 15 min.

Introduce using context.

Text Structure (p. 16) 10 min.

Present the text features of realistic adventure fiction.

Reading Strategy (p. 16) 10 min.

Teach the strategy of identifying cause and effect.

Reading Selection Opener (p. 17) 5 min.

Preview the chapter reading selection.

Homework: Activity Book (p. 9)

Day 3

Check Homework 5 min.

OR Warm Up 5 min.

Write on the board: Which one of these things is NOT a feature of realistic adventure fiction?

a. settingc. events

b. stanzasd. problem

Reading Selection (pp. 18–23) 25 min.

Have students read the selection and use the reading strategy. Teach the spelling, capitalization, and punctuation points on TE pp. 18–23.

Reading Comprehension (p. 24) 10 min.

Have students answer the questions.

Build Reading Fluency (p. 24) 5 min.

Teach how to build reading fluency by reading chunks of words.

Homework: Activity Book (p. 10)

Day 4

Check Homework 5 min.

OR Warm Up 5 min.

Write on the board: List 3 possible reasons why Brian wanted to build a fire.

Listen, Speak, Interact (p. 25) 15 min.

Have students act out events in the story.

Elements of Literature (p. 25) 15 min.

Teach the use of figurative language.

Word Study (p. 26) 10 min.

Present compound words.

Homework: Activity Book (pp. 11–12)

Day 5

Check Homework 5 min.

OR Warm Up 5 min.

Write on the board: Divide these compound words into two words: classroom, textbook, doorknob. What do the words mean?

Grammar Focus (p. 26) 10 min.

Present the past tense of the verb be.

From Reading to Writing (p. 27) 20 min.

Teach how to write a realistic adventure story.

Across Content Areas (p. 27) 10 min.

Introduce related science content on combustion.

Homework: Activity Book (pp. 13–16); Have students complete the third column of the KWL chart from

Day 1. Have students study for the Unit 1, Chapter 2 Quiz.

Unit 1  Challenges

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