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Visions TRB, Book B, Unit 1 Lesson Plan          Copyright © Heinle

Unit 1  Challenges

Chapter 4 • Yang the Youngest, by Lensey Namioka

Chapter Materials

Activity Book: pp. 25–32

Audio: Unit 1, Chapter 4

Student Handbook

Student CD-ROM: Unit 1, Chapter 4

Teacher Resource Book: Lesson Plan, p. 4; Teacher Resources, pp. 35–64; Reading Summaries, pp. 71–72; Activity Book Answer Key

Teacher Resource CD-ROM

Assessment Program: Unit 1, Chapter 4 Quiz, pp. 13–14; Teacher and Student Resources, pp. 115–144

Assessment CD-ROM: Unit 1, Chapter 4 Quiz


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Web Site: http://visions.heinle.com

See the Teacher’s Edition wrap-around for complete teaching suggestions for each section.

Day 1

Unit 1, Chapter 3 Quiz (Assessment Program, pp. 11–12) 20 min.

Objectives (p. 40) 5 min.

Present the chapter objectives.

Use Prior Knowledge (p. 40) 15 min.

Activate prior knowledge about the first day of school.

Build Background (p. 41) 5 min.

Provide the background information on China.

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: Write 3 things that you remember about China.

Build Vocabulary (p. 41) 15 min.

Introduce homonyms.

Text Structure (p. 42) 10 min.

Present the text features of a first-person narrative.

Reading Strategy (p. 42) 10 min.

Teach the strategy of comparing a reading with your experiences.

Reading Selection Opener (p. 43) 5 min.

Preview the chapter reading selection.

Homework: Activity Book (p. 25)

Day 3

Check Homework 5 min.

OR Warm Up 5 min.

Write on the board: Who tells the story in “Yang the Youngest?” Which pronouns does he use to tell it?

Reading Selection (pp. 44–49) 25 min.

Have students read the selection and use the reading strategy. Teach the spelling, capitalization, and punctuation points on TE pp. 44–49.

Reading Comprehension (p. 50) 10 min.

Have students answer the questions.

Build Reading Fluency (p. 50) 5 min.

Teach how to build reading fluency by adjusting reading rate.

Homework: Activity Book (p. 26)

Day 4

Check Homework 5 min.

OR Warm Up 5 min.

Write on the board: In “Yang the Youngest,” a boy from      goes to a new school in     . He doesn’t speak      very well, and he is lonely. At the end, he meets another boy who might become his     .

Listen, Speak, Interact (p. 51) 15 min.

Have students identify colloquial speech.

Elements of Literature (p. 51) 15 min.

Teach how to analyze characters.

Word Study (p. 52) 10 min.

Present words with a Latin root.

Homework: Activity Book (pp. 27–28)

Day 5

Check Homework 5 min.

OR Warm Up 5 min.

Write on the board: Which of these expressions is colloquial speech?


b.Good afternoon.


Grammar Focus (p. 52) 15 min.

Present complex sentences with dependent clauses.

From Reading to Writing (p. 53) 15 min.

Teach how to write a first-person narrative.

Across Content Areas (p. 53) 10 min.

Introduce related social studies content on culture.

Homework: Activity Book (pp. 29–32); Have students complete the third column of the KWL chart from

Day 1. Have students study for the Unit 1, Chapter 4 Quiz.

Unit 1  Challenges

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