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

Unit 4  Discoveries

Apply and Expand

End-of-Unit Materials

Student Handbook

CNN Video: Unit 4

Teacher Resource Book: Lesson Plan, p. 23; Teacher Resources, pp. 35–64; Home-School Connection,

pp. 140–146; Video Script, pp. 167–168; Video Worksheet, p. 176

Teacher Resource CD-ROM

Assessment Program: Unit 4 Test, pp. 69–74; Teacher and Student Resources, pp. 115–144

Assessment CD-ROM: Unit 4 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 4, Chapter 4 Quiz (Assessment Program, pp. 67–68) 20 min.

Listening and Speaking Workshop (pp. 278–279) 25 min.

Introduce the assignment of presenting a biographical sketch about a person’s hobby. Have students prepare questions and conduct their interviews (steps 1–3).

Homework: Have students review and organize their notes (step 4, item 1).

Day 2

Listening and Speaking Workshop (pp. 278–279) 45 min.

Have students give their biographical sketches (step 4, items 2–5).

Homework: Have students make their presentation to family members.

Day 3

Viewing Workshop (p. 279) 45 min.

Use maps of different kinds to help students understand how different maps give different ideas. Show the Visions CNN video for this unit. Have students do the Video Worksheet.

Homework: In preparation for the Writer’s Workshop, ask students to make a list of books that they have enjoyed.

Day 4

Writer’s Workshop (pp. 280–281) 45 min.

Present the writing assignment of writing an e-mail message to inform. Have students do pre-writing and write a draft (steps 1–3).

Homework: Have students review their writing in preparation for revising it on Day 5.

Day 5

Writer’s Workshop (pp. 280–281) 45 min.

Have students revise, edit, and publish their writing (steps 4–6).

Homework: Have students send their writing, as an e-mail message or as regular mail, to a friend or family member.

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 4 Test.

Day 7

Unit 4 Test (Assessment Program, pp. 69–74) 45 min.

After the Unit 4 Test, reassess student learning. Record strong and weak areas based on the unit test. Review weak areas before the End-of-Book Exam.

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