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

End-of-Unit Materials

Student Handbook

CNN Video: Unit 1

Teacher Resource Book: Lesson Plan, p. 6; Teacher Resources, pp. 35–64; Home-School Connection, pp. 119–125; Video Script, pp. 161–162; Video Worksheet, p. 173

Teacher Resource CD-ROM

Assessment Program: Unit 1 Test, pp. 17–22; Teacher and Student Resources, pp. 115–144

Assessment CD-ROM: Unit 1 Test


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 1, Chapter 5 Quiz (Assessment Program, pp. 15–16) 20 min.

Listening and Speaking Workshop (pp. 72–73) 25 min.

Introduce the assignment of presenting a television news report. Have students write the report (steps 1–4).

Homework: Have students review and practice their reports to present the next day.

Day 2

Listening and Speaking Workshop (pp. 72–73) 45 min.

Have students practice and present their television news reports to the class (step 5).

Homework: Have students reread “Antarctic Adventure” in preparation for the Viewing Workshop on

Day 3.

Day 3

Viewing Workshop (p. 73) 45 min.

Show a video about Shackleton and have students compare and contrast it to the reading.

Show the Visions CNN video for this unit. Have students do the Video Worksheet.

Homework: Have students write a summary of the similarities and differences between the video and the reading.

Day 4

Writer’s Workshop (pp. 74–75) 45 min.

Present the writing assignment of telling how someone faced a challenge. Have students do pre-writing preparation and write a draft (steps 1–2).

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

Day 5

Writer’s Workshop (pp. 74–75) 45 min.

Have students revise, edit, and publish their writing (steps 3–5).

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 1 Test.

Day 7

Unit 1 Test (Assessment Program, pp. 17–22) 45 min.

After the Unit 1 Test, reassess student learning. Record strong and weak areas based on the unit test. Review weak areas before the Mid-Book Exam.

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