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

Unit 4  Discoveries

Chapter 4 • Mae Jemison, Space Scientist, by Gail Sakurai

Chapter Materials

Activity Book: pp. 145–152

Audio: Unit 4, Chapter 4

Student Handbook

Student CD-ROM: Unit 4, Chapter 4

Teacher Resource Book: Lesson Plan, p. 22; Teacher Resources, pp. 35–64; Reading Summaries,

pp. 101–102; Activity Book Answer Key

Teacher Resource CD-ROM

Assessment Program: Unit 4, Chapter 4 Quiz, pp. 67–68; Teacher and Student Resources, pp. 115–144

Assessment CD-ROM: Unit 4, 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 4, Chapter 3 Quiz (Assessment Program, pp. 65–66) 20 min.

Objectives (p. 264) 5 min.

Present the chapter objectives.

Use Prior Knowledge (p. 264) 15 min.

Activate prior knowledge about astronauts.

Build Background (p. 265) 5 min.

Provide the background information on the United States Space Shuttle.

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: List 3 things that you remember about astronauts and the space shuttle.

Build Vocabulary (p. 265) 15 min.

Introduce adjusting your reading rate.

Text Structure (p. 266) 10 min.

Present the text features of inductive organization.

Reading Strategy (p. 266) 10 min.

Teach the strategy of finding main ideas and supporting details.

Reading Selection Opener (p. 267) 5 min.

Preview the chapter reading selection.

Homework: Activity Book (p. 145)

Day 3

Check Homework 5 min.

OR Warm Up 5 min.

Write on the board: If you give facts first and then give a conclusion, you are using      organization.

Reading Selection (pp. 268–273) 25 min.

Have students read the selection and use the reading strategy. Teach spelling, capitalization, and punctuation points on TE pp. 268–273.

Reading Comprehension (p. 274) 10 min.

Have students answer the questions.

Build Reading Fluency (p. 274) 5 min.

Teach how to build reading fluency by reading silently.

Homework: Activity Book (p. 146)

Day 4

Check Homework 5 min.

OR Warm Up 5 min.

Write on the board: What was Mae Jemison’s job on the space shuttle? Did she fly it, do science experiments on it, or was she the doctor?

Listen, Speak, Interact (p. 275) 15 min.

Have students discuss their goals.

Elements of Literature (p. 275) 10 min.

Present flashbacks.

Word Study (p. 276) 15 min.

Present Greek and Latin word origins.

Homework: Activity Book (pp. 147–148)

Day 5

Check Homework 5 min.

OR Warm Up 5 min.

Write on the board: Choose the correct answer.

The meaning of the word astrology relates to:

a. water

b. animals

c. stars

Grammar Focus (p. 276) 15 min.

Present the use and punctuation of dependent clauses with although and when.

From Reading to Writing (p. 277) 15 min.

Teach how to write a short biography.

Across Content Areas (p. 277) 10 min.

Introduce related science content on gravity.

Homework: Activity Book (pp. 149–152); Have students complete the third column of the KWL chart from Day 1. Have students study for the Unit 4, Chapter 4 Quiz.

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