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Visions TRB, Book B, Unit 2 Lesson Plan          Copyright © Heinle

Unit 2  Changes

Chapter 1 • Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?

Chapter Materials

Activity Book: pp. 41–48

Audio: Unit 2, Chapter 1

Student Handbook

Student CD-ROM: Unit 2, Chapter 1

Teacher Resource Book: Lesson Plan, p. 7; Teacher Resources, pp. 35–64; Reading Summaries, pp. 75–76; Activity Book Answer Key

Teacher Resource CD-ROM

Assessment Program: Unit 2, Chapter 1 Quiz, pp. 23–24; Teacher and Student Resources, pp. 115–144

Assessment CD-ROM: Unit 2, 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. 78–79) 20 min.

Preview the unit Reading Selection. Complete the “View the Picture” activity.

Objectives (p. 80) 5 min.

Present the chapter objectives.

Use Prior Knowledge (p. 80) 15 min.

Activate prior knowledge about the seasons.

Build Background (p. 81) 5 min.

Provide the background information on North America and climate.

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 northern part of North America has four seasons. They are     ,     ,     , and     .

Build Vocabulary (p. 81) 15 min.

Introduce the use of a word wheel.

Text Structure (p. 82) 10 min.

Present the features of a scientific informational text.

Reading Strategy (p. 82) 10 min.

Teach the strategy of making inferences.

Reading Selection Opener (p. 83) 5 min.

Preview the chapter Reading Selection.

Homework: Activity Book (p. 41)

Day 3

Check Homework 5 min.

OR Warm Up 5 min.

Write on the board: True or false?

a. Photosynthesis is a process found in animals.

b. Photosynthesis turns water and carbon dioxide into sugar.

Reading Selection (pp. 84–87) 25 min.

Have students read the selection and use the Reading Strategy. Teach spelling, capitalization, and punctuation points on TE pp. 84–87.

Reading Comprehension (p. 88) 10 min.

Have students answer the questions.

Build Reading Fluency (p. 88) 5 min.

Build Reading Fluency by doing repeated reading.

Homework: Activity Book (p. 42)

Day 4

Check Homework 5 min.

OR Warm Up 5 min.

Write on the board: Write 3 things that you remember about “Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?”

Listen, Speak, Interact (p. 89) 20 min.

Have students role-play a scientific interview.

Elements of Literature (p. 89) 10 min.

Introduce processes.

Word Study (p. 90) 10 min.

Present the pronunciation of ph in context.

Homework: Activity Book (pp. 43–44)

Day 5

Check Homework 5 min.

OR Warm Up 5 min.

Write on the board: Put these sentences into order.

The leaves change color.

The leaves appear and are green.

The leaves fall from the tree.

The leaves grow larger.

Grammar Focus (p. 90) 15 min.

Present the simple present tense.

From Reading to Writing (p. 91) 15 min.

Teach how to write a scientific informational text.

Across Content Areas (p. 91) 10 min.

Introduce related science content on trees.

Homework: Activity Book (pp. 45–48); Have students complete the third column of the KWL chart from Day 1. Have students study for the Unit 2, Chapter 1 Quiz.

Unit 2  Changes

Chapter 2 • Elizabeth’s Diary, by Patricia Hermes

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