# Special Program: Mt. Vernon City School District

# Mt. Vernon City School District

### Produce Rhyming Words

This phonics lesson gives students practice in producing rhyming words with short and long vowel sounds. Teacher instructions are included throughout the lesson.

### Interpret Data

All examples in this lesson should be the completed data charts created in the organizing and representing data lesson.

### Plan and Write Informative Text

W.3.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

W.3.2.AW.3.2.A Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension.

W.3.2.BW.3.2.B Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.

W.3.2.CW.3.2.C Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information.

W.3.2.DW.3.2.D Provide a concluding statement or section.

This writing lesson helps students practice writing informative text. In this lesson, students will read given research notes on a topic, then develop a topic sentence, supporting detail sentences, and a concluding sentence using a graphic organizer. (Also aligns with standard 3.W.7.)

### Fraction Word Problems: Addition and Subtraction

Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole and having like denominators, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem.

### 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.

### 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.

### 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.

### 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.