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Visions TRB, Book B, Unit 5 Lesson Plan          Copyright © Heinle

Chapter 2 • Helen Keller, by George Sullivan, & The Miracle Worker, by William Gibson

Chapter Materials

Activity Book: pp. 161–168

Audio: Unit 5, Chapter 2

Student Handbook

Student CD-ROM: Unit 5, Chapter 2

Teacher Resource Book: Lesson Plan, p. 25; Teacher Resources, pp. 35–64; Reading Summaries,

pp. 105–106; Activity Book Answer Key

Teacher Resource CD-ROM

Assessment Program: Unit 5, Chapter 2 Quiz, pp. 77–78; Teacher and Student Resources, pp. 115–144

Assessment CD-ROM: Unit 5, Chapter 2


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 5, Chapter 1 Quiz (Assessment Program, pp. 75–76) 20 min.

Objectives (p. 302) 5 min.

Present the chapter objectives.

Use Prior Knowledge (p. 302) 15 min.

Activate prior knowledge about blindness and deafness.

Build Background (p. 303) 5 min.

Provide the background information on Helen Keller.

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: True or false: When Helen Keller was born, she was blind and deaf.

Build Vocabulary (p. 303) 15 min.

Introduce synonyms for action verbs.

Text Structure (p. 304) 10 min.

Present the text features of a biography and a drama.

Reading Strategy (p. 304) 10 min.

Teach the strategy of comparing and contrasting.

Reading Selection Opener (p. 305) 5 min.

Preview the chapter reading selections.

Homework: Activity Book (p. 161)

Day 3

Check Homework 5 min.

OR Warm Up 5 min.

Write on the board: List 1 thing about the structure of a biography and 1 thing about the structure of a drama.

Reading Selections (pp. 306–311) 25 min.

Have students read the selections and use the reading strategy. Teach spelling, capitalization, and punctuation points on TE pp. 306–311.

Reading Comprehension (p. 312) 10 min.

Have students answer the questions.

Build Reading Fluency (p. 312) 5 min.

Teach how to build reading fluency by adjusting your reading rate.

Homework: Activity Book (p. 162)

Day 4

Check Homework 5 min.

OR Warm Up 5 min.

Write on the board: Annie Sullivan communicated with Helen Keller by spelling words into Helen’s     . The first word that Helen understood was     .

Listen, Speak, Interact (p. 313) 15 min.

Have students interpret lines from a play.

Elements of Literature (p. 313) 10 min.

Teach students to analyze stage directions.

Word Study (p. 314) 15 min.

Present the suffix -ly.

Homework: Activity Book (pp. 163–164)

Day 5

Check Homework 5 min.

OR Warm Up 5 min.

Write on the board: In a play,           tell the actors what to do.

Grammar Focus (p. 314) 15 min.

Present past progressive verbs.

From Reading to Writing (p. 315) 15 min.

Teach how to write a scene from a play.

Across Content Areas (p. 315) 10 min.

Introduce related science content on causes of diseases.

Homework: Activity Book (pp. 165–168); Have students complete the third column of the KWL chart from Day 1. Have students study for the Unit 5, Chapter 2 Quiz.

Unit 5  Communication

Chapter 3 • Hearing: The Ear

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