# Special Program: Grade 8 Summer School

# Grade 8 Summer School

### Provide a Summary of the Text

This reading informational text lesson covers how to summarize informational text. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students identify the central idea and key details of the text and then summarize the text based on a checklist of what to include or not include.

### Use Persuasion (Agree Strongly, Agree Partially, Report Indirectly)

This is a lesson from the Link to Literacy program.

### Evaluate Persuasion Techniques (Slogan, Repetition, Bandwagon)

This lesson is a part of the Link to Literacy program.

### Plot Points of a Linear Relationship

This measurement and geometry lesson focuses on plotting points of a linear relationship on graph paper. The lesson includes research-based strategies and questions that help prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students draw a straight line that passes through the given points on the graph paper. Then, they plot addition points and identify any that are in the linear relationship, Finally, they interpret the points in the linear relationship aloud. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after current adaptive testing items.

### Slope of a Linear Function

This expressions and equations lesson teaches students how to determine the slope of a line using a graph. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students will determine the slope of a line using a graph.

### Determine the Slope of a Line Using the Slope Formula

This expressions and equations lesson teaches students how to determine the slope of a line using the slope formula. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students will determine the slope of a line using the slope formula.

### Determine the Equation of a Line Using Slope-Intercept Form

This Common Core expressions and equations lesson teaches students how to determine the equation of a line using slope-intercept form. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will determine the equation of a line using slope-intercept form.

### Construct Triangles

This geometry lesson covers how to construct triangles using a ruler, protractor, and compass. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, the teacher constructs the triangle with the given conditions, labeling the sides and angles. Then, students do a different construction of the same triangle, and check it by measuring the three side lengths and angles. An animated demonstration is provided.

### 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. This lesson can be used with rulers and protractors or with geometric software.

### Rotate 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 rotate geometric figures. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students will rotate geometric figures. This lesson can be used with rulers and protractors or with geometric software.

### Reflect 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 reflect geometric figures. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students will reflect geometric figures across lines. Students will reflect a wide variety of different geometric figures.

### Identify Statistical Questions

This statistics and probability lesson teaches students how to recognize statistical questions. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students will learn to recognize statistical questions. The focus of this lesson is to familiarize students with statistical questions and how to investigate them.

### Methods of Sampling (Random, Convenience, Self-Selected)

This statistics, data analysis, and probability lesson focuses on identifying different ways of selecting a sample. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students read the scenario, noting clues that help to identify the sampling method. Then, they identify the sampling method used in the survey (random, convenience, or self-selected), and explain how they know. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after current adaptive testing items.

### Interpret Scatter Plots

This statistics, data analysis, and probability lesson focuses on describing the relationship of two sets of data on a scatter plot. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students read the description and determine the type of relationship between the two sets of data (positive, negative, or none). Finally, they describe in complete sentences the relationship between the two sets of data. In addition to the lesson, there are nine pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after current adaptive testing items.

### Represent Outcomes for Compound Events

(A) Represent sample spaces for simple and compound events using lists and tree diagrams

7.SP.8 Find probabilities of compound events using organized lists, tables, tree diagrams, and simulation.

7.SP.8.A7.SP.8.A Understand that, just as with simple events, the probability of a compound event is the fraction of outcomes in the sample space for which the compound event occurs.

7.SP.8.B7.SP.8.B Represent sample spaces for compound events using methods such as organized lists, tables and tree diagrams. For an event described in everyday language (e.g., "rolling double sixes"), identify the outcomes in the sample space which compose the event.

This statistics, data analysis, and probability lesson focuses on representing outcomes for compound events. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students read the question and identify the desired outcome. Then, they use a tree diagram or table to determine the outcomes. Finally, they list all the outcomes for the compound event, identify the desired outcomes, and set up a fraction to determine the probability of the event. In addition to the lesson, there are eight pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after current adaptive testing items.

### Construct & Interpret Two-Way Frequency Tables

This conditional probability lesson teaches students how to construct and interpret two-way frequency tables. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students will use data from a sample group relating to two different categories to estimate simple and conditional probabilities. Students will interpret data given in the table and narrative forms and construct a two-way frequency table from the narrative data.