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

Unit 6  Frontiers

Chapter 2 • A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle

Chapter Materials

Activity Book: pp. 193–200

Audio: Unit 6, Chapter 2

Student Handbook

Student CD-ROM: Unit 6, Chapter 2

Teacher Resource Book: Lesson Plan, p. 30; Teacher Resources, pp. 35–64; Reading Summaries,

pp. 113–114; Activity Book Answer Key

Teacher Resource CD-ROM

Assessment Program: Unit 6, Chapter 2 Quiz, pp. 91–92; Teacher and Student Resources, pp. 115–144

Assessment CD-ROM: Unit 6, 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 6, Chapter 1 Quiz (Assessment Program, pp. 89–90) 20 min.

Objectives (p. 362) 5 min.

Present the chapter objectives.

Use Prior Knowledge (p. 362) 15 min.

Activate prior knowledge about space travel.

Build Background (p. 363) 5 min.

Provide the background information on travel in science fiction.

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 three dimensions are length,     , and     .

Build Vocabulary (p. 363) 15 min.

Introduce using context clues.

Text Structure (p. 364) 10 min.

Present the text features of science fiction.

Reading Strategy (p. 364) 10 min.

Teach the strategy of describing mental images.

Reading Selection Opener (p. 365) 5 min.

Preview the chapter reading selection.

Homework: Activity Book (p. 193)

Day 3

Check Homework 5 min.

OR Warm Up 5 min.

Write on the board: True or false: Science fiction has imaginary characters and events.

Reading Selection (pp. 366–375) 25 min.

Have students read the selection and use the reading strategy. Teach spelling, capitalization, and punctuation points on TE pp. 366–375.

Reading Comprehension (p. 376) 10 min.

Have students answer the questions.

Build Reading Fluency (p. 376) 5 min.

Teach how to build reading fluency by doing echo read aloud.

Homework: Activity Book (p. 194)

Day 4

Check Homework 5 min.

OR Warm Up 5 min.

Write on the board: In “A Wrinkle in Time,” which character seems to understand the tesseract the best, Meg, Charles Wallace, or Calvin?

Listen, Speak, Interact (p. 377) 15 min.

Have students present a story.

Elements of Literature (p. 377) 15 min.

Present mood.

Word Study (p. 378) 10 min.

Present the prefixes un-, in-, and im-.

Homework: Activity Book (pp. 195–196)

Day 5

Check Homework 5 min.

OR Warm Up 5 min.

Write on the board: Write a word that is the opposite of each of these words:

a.practicalc. impolite

b.unexpectedd. tolerable

Grammar Focus (p. 378) 15 min.

Present the past perfect tense.

From Reading to Writing (p. 379) 15 min.

Teach how to write a science fiction narrative.

Across Content Areas (p. 379) 10 min.

Introduce related science content on the speed of light.

Homework: Activity Book (pp. 197–200); Have students complete the third column of the KWL chart from Day 1. Have students study for the Unit 6, Chapter 2 Quiz.

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