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Visions TRB, Book B, Unit 4 Lesson Plan          Copyright © Heinle

Unit 4  Discoveries

Chapter 3 • The Art of Swordsmanship, by Rafe Martin

Chapter Materials

Activity Book: pp. 137–144

Audio: Unit 4, Chapter 3

Student Handbook

Student CD-ROM: Unit 4, Chapter 3

Teacher Resource Book: Lesson Plan, p. 21; Teacher Resources, pp. 35–64; Reading Summaries,

pp. 99–100; Activity Book Answer Key

Teacher Resource CD-ROM

Assessment Program: Unit 4, Chapter 3 Quiz, pp. 65–66; Teacher and Student Resources, pp. 115–144

Assessment CD-ROM: Unit 4, Chapter 3


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 4, Chapter 2 Quiz (Assessment Program, pp. 63–64) 20 min.

Objectives (p. 252) 5 min.

Present the chapter objectives.

Use Prior Knowledge (p. 252) 15 min.

Activate prior knowledge about learning experiences.

Build Background (p. 253) 5 min.

Provide the background information on swordfighting.

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: The different types of fighting arts from Asia are called          .

Build Vocabulary (p. 253) 15 min.

Introduce related words.

Text Structure (p. 254) 10 min.

Present the text features of a folktale.

Reading Strategy (p. 254) 10 min.

Teach the strategy of using dialogue to understand character.

Reading Selection Opener (p. 255) 5 min.

Preview the chapter reading selection.

Homework: Activity Book (p. 137)

Day 3

Check Homework 5 min.

OR Warm Up 5 min.

Write on the board: Rewrite these sentences to make them correct.

a. Tales were originally in the written tradition.

b. A tale is about events in the present.

c. A tale is written to make us laugh.

Reading Selection (pp. 256–259) 25 min.

Have students read the selection and use the reading strategy. Teach spelling, capitalization, and punctuation points on TE pp. 256–259.

Reading Comprehension (p. 260) 10 min.

Have students answer the questions.

Build Reading Fluency (p. 260) 5 min.

Teach how to build reading fluency by doing repeated reading.

Homework: Activity Book (p. 138)

Day 4

Check Homework 5 min.

OR Warm Up 5 min.

Write on the board: Was Manjuro surprised at Banzo’s behavior? Why?

Listen, Speak, Interact (p. 261) 15 min.

Have students participate in a dramatic read-aloud.

Elements of Literature (p. 261) 10 min.

Present character traits and changes.

Word Study (p. 262) 15 min.

Present word origins and prefixes.

Homework: Activity Book (pp. 139–140)

Day 5

Check Homework 5 min.

OR Warm Up 5 min.

Write on the board: At first, Manjuro was     , but later he became patient.

Grammar Focus (p. 262) 15 min.

Present adverbs to show time.

From Reading to Writing (p. 263) 15 min.

Teach how to write a folktale.

Across Content Areas (p. 263) 10 min.

Introduce related arts content on art in everyday objects.

Homework: Activity Book (pp. 141–144); Have students complete the third column of the KWL chart from Day 1. Have students study for the Unit 4, Chapter 3 Quiz.

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