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Visions TRB, Book B, Lesson Plan 6          Copyright © Heinle

Unit 6  Frontiers

Chapter 1 • The Lewis and Clark Expedition

Chapter Materials

Activity Book: pp. 185–192

Audio: Unit 6, Chapter 1

Student Handbook

Student CD-ROM: Unit 6, Chapter 1

Teacher Resource Book: Lesson Plan, p. 29; Teacher Resources, pp. 35–64; Reading Summaries,

pp. 111–112; Activity Book Answer Key

Teacher Resource CD-ROM

Assessment Program: Unit 6, Chapter 1 Quiz, pp. 89–90; Teacher and Student Resources, pp. 115–144

Assessment CD-ROM: Unit 6, Chapter 1


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 Opener (pp. 348–349) 20 min.

Preview the unit reading selections. Complete the “View the Picture” activity.

Objectives (p. 350) 5 min.

Present the chapter objectives.

Use Prior Knowledge (p. 350) 15 min.

Activate prior knowledge about frontiers.

Build Background (p. 351) 5 min.

Provide the background information on the Louisiana Purchase.

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           added 828,000 acres of land to the United States.

Build Vocabulary (p. 351) 15 min.

Introduce the use of a word wheel.

Text Structure (p. 352) 10 min.

Present the text features of an informational text.

Reading Strategy (p. 352) 10 min.

Teach the strategy of identifying chronology.

Reading Selection Opener (p. 353) 5 min.

Preview the reading selection.

Homework: Activity Book (p. 185)

Day 3

Check Homework 5 min.

OR Warm Up 5 min.

Write on the board: True or false: Nonfiction writing tells about real people and events.

Reading Selection (pp. 354–357) 25 min.

Have students read the selection and use the reading strategy. Teach spelling, capitalization, and punctuation points on TE pp. 354–357.

Reading Comprehension (p. 358) 10 min.

Have students answer the questions.

Build Reading Fluency (p. 358) 5 min.

Teach how to build reading fluency by reading silently.

Homework: Activity Book (p. 186)

Day 4

Check Homework 5 min.

OR Warm Up 5 min.

Write on the board: The Lewis and Clark expedition began in the year      and ended in the year     .

Listen, Speak, Interact (p. 359) 15 min.

Have students use inference to act out a story.

Elements of Literature (p. 359) 15 min.

Teach how to analyze characters.

Word Study (p. 360) 10 min.

Present using a thesaurus and synonym finder to find synonyms.

Homework: Activity Book (pp. 187–188)

Day 5

Check Homework 5 min.

OR Warm Up 5 min.

Write on the board: List as many characters from “The Lewis and Clark Expedition” as you can.

Grammar Focus (p. 360) 15 min.

Present appositives.

From Reading to Writing (p. 361) 15 min.

Teach how to write an informational text.

Across Content Areas (p. 361) 10 min.

Introduce related social studies content on using headings.

Homework: Activity Book (pp. 189–192); Have students complete the third column of the KWL chart from Day 1. Have students study for the Unit 6, Chapter 1 Quiz.

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