# Special Program: EDI Workshop MS-HS

# EDI Workshop MS-HS

### Analyze a Theme in Literature

This reading literature lesson covers how to analyze a theme in a literary text. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students identify the main events of the plot and the characterâ€™s conflict and resolution, if any. Finally, they analyze the development of the theme using textual evidence.

### Translate Geometric Figures

8.G.1 Verify experimentally the properties of rotations, reflections, and translations:

8.G.1.A8.G.1.A Lines are taken to lines, and line segments to line segments of the same length.

8.G.1.B8.G.1.B Angles are taken to angles of the same measure.

8.G.1.C8.G.1.C Parallel lines are taken to parallel lines.

This geometry lesson teaches students how to translate geometric figures. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students will translate geometric figures. Students will also verify the properties of translated figures.Â This lesson can be used with rulers and protractors or with geometric software.

### Solve Two-Step Equations

7.EE.4 Use variables to represent quantities in a real-world or mathematical problem, and construct simple equations and inequalities to solve problems by reasoning about the quantities.

7.EE.4.A7.EE.4.A Solve word problems leading to equations of the form px + q = r and p(x + q) = r, where p, q, and r are specific rational numbers. Solve equations of these forms fluently. Compare an algebraic solution to an arithmetic solution, identifying the sequence of the operations used in each approach. For example, the perimeter of a rectangle is 54 cm. Its length is 6 cm. What is its width?

This expressions and equations lesson covers how to solve two-step equations. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students will isolate the term with the variable using inverse operations, and then solve for the variable. Finally, they will check and interpret the solution.

### Describe the Law of Conservation of Matter

This physical science lesson focuses on describing the Law of Conservation of Matter. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students read a balanced chemical reaction and draw a molecular model for the reactants and the products. Then, students count and write the number of atoms for the reactants and the products. Finally, students read passages and complete a graphic organizer, as well as explaining why a chemical reaction does or does not obey the Laws of Conservation of Matter. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages for Independent Practice and review modeled after current adaptive testing items.

### Interpret Figures of Speech

This language lesson asks students to interpret euphemism and oxymorons. In this lesson, students will read a passage with key words underlined. Then, they will identify whether the word is an euphemism or oxymoron and interpret its meaning. According to The Internet TSEL Journal, speakers of English use euphemisms to express many everyday realities, and have to decode them daily at work and in the media. Fluency in English requires the understanding of euphemisms, yet they are largely untaught. This lesson addresses that need.

### Solve Exponential Equations

(C) Write exponential functions in the form f(x) = abx (where b is a rational number) to describe problems arising from mathematical and real-world situations, including growth and decay

A2.5.D(D) Solve exponential equations of the form y = abx where a is a nonzero real number and b is greater than zero and not equal to one and single logarithmic equations having real solutions

PCAL.5.I(I) Generate and solve exponential equations in mathematical and real-world problems

This creating equations lesson teaches students how to solve exponential equations in one variable. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students will create and solve exponential equations to solve problems involving exponential growth or decay.

### Analyze the Causes of the Cold War

This high school world history lesson has students analyze the causes of the Cold War, starting with the Russian Revolution and going through World War II and the aftermath. This lesson also includes Access Common Core assignments to better align to the Common Core Literacy in History/Social Studies components of the CCSS.