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From the Ted Talk "Karim Abouelnaga: A summer school kids actually want to attend"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

When you grow up poor, you want to be rich. I was no different. I'm the second-oldest of seven, and was raised by a single mother on government aid in eunqes, New York. By virtue of growing up low-income, my siblings and I went to some of New York City's most sglrntggiu public schools. I had over 60 absences when I was in seventh grade, because I didn't feel like going to class. My hhgi school had a 55 percent gaantoridu rate, and even worse, only 20 percent of the kids graduating were college-ready.

Open Cloze

When you grow up ____, you want to be rich. I was no different. I'm the second-oldest of seven, and was raised by a single mother on government aid in ______, New York. By virtue of growing up low-income, my siblings and I went to some of New York City's most __________ public schools. I had over 60 absences when I was in seventh grade, because I didn't feel like going to class. My ____ school had a 55 percent __________ rate, and even worse, only 20 percent of the kids graduating were college-ready.

Solution

  1. poor
  2. high
  3. struggling
  4. graduation
  5. queens

Original Text

When you grow up poor, you want to be rich. I was no different. I'm the second-oldest of seven, and was raised by a single mother on government aid in Queens, New York. By virtue of growing up low-income, my siblings and I went to some of New York City's most struggling public schools. I had over 60 absences when I was in seventh grade, because I didn't feel like going to class. My high school had a 55 percent graduation rate, and even worse, only 20 percent of the kids graduating were college-ready.

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summer school 4
summer learning 3
school year 3
learning loss 3

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summer learning loss 3

Important Words

  1. absences
  2. aid
  3. class
  4. feel
  5. government
  6. grade
  7. graduating
  8. graduation
  9. grow
  10. growing
  11. high
  12. kids
  13. mother
  14. percent
  15. poor
  16. public
  17. queens
  18. raised
  19. rate
  20. rich
  21. school
  22. schools
  23. seventh
  24. siblings
  25. single
  26. struggling
  27. virtue
  28. worse
  29. york