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

Unit 6  Frontiers

Apply and Expand

End-of-Unit Materials

Student Handbook

CNN Video: Unit 6

Teacher Resource Book: Lesson Plan, p. 33; Teacher Resources, pp. 35–64; Home-School Connection,

pp. 154–160; Video Script, pp. 171–172; Video Worksheet, p. 178

Teacher Resource CD-ROM

Assessment Program: Unit 6 Test, pp. 97–102; End-of-Book Exam, pp. 103–108; Teacher and Student Resources, pp. 115–144

Assessment CD-ROM: Unit 6 Test, End-of-Book Exam


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 6, Chapter 4 Quiz (Assessment Program, pp. 95–96) 20 min.

Listening and Speaking Workshop (pp. 406–407) 45 min.

Introduce the assignment of giving a persuasive speech. Have students plan and write their speeches (steps 1–2).

Homework: Have students review their speech at home and make revisions as necessary.

Day 2

Listening and Speaking Workshop (pp. 406–407) 45 min.

Have students practice and present their speeches (steps 3–4).

Homework: Have students write a self-evaluation of their speech.

Day 3

Viewing Workshop (p. 407) 45 min.

Play videos of the two speeches from the unit. Have students compare and contrast them. Show the Visions CNN video for this unit. Have students do the Video Worksheet.

Homework: Have students write a paragraph comparing and contrasting the video and text versions of one of the speeches.

Day 4

Writer’s Workshop (pp. 408–409) 45 min.

Present the writing assignment of writing a research report. Have students do pre-writing preparation and write a draft (steps 1–5).

Homework: Have students review their reports in preparation for revising them on Day 5.

Day 5

Writer’s Workshop (pp. 408–409) 45 min.

Have students revise, edit, and publish their writing (steps 6–7).

Homework: Have students take their writing home to share with their family.

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 6 Test.

Day 7

Unit 6 Test (Assessment Program, pp. 97–102) 45 min.

After the Unit 6 Test, reassess student learning. Record strong and weak areas based on the unit test. Review weak areas before the End-of-Book Exam.

Homework: Have students study for the End-of-Book Exam.

Day 8

End-of-Book Exam (Assessment Program, pp. 103–108) 45 min.

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