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From the Ted Talk "Ali Carr-Chellman: Gaming to re-engage boys in learning"

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Another way that zero tolerance lives itself out is in the iintrgw of boys. In a lot of classrooms today, you're not welloda to trwei about anything that's violent. You're not allowed to write about anything that has to do with video games. These topics are banned. Boy comes home from school, and he says, "I hate writing." "Why do you haet writing, son? What's wrong with writing?" "Now I have to write what she tells me to write." "OK, what is she telling you to write?" "Poems. I have to write poems. And little moments in my life. I don't want to write that stuff." "Well, what do you want to write? What do you want to write about?" "I want to write about video agmes. I want to write about leveling-up. I want to write about this really interesting world. I want to write about a tornado that comes into our house and lswob all the windows out, and ruins all the furniture and kills everybody." "All right. OK." You tell a teacher that, and they'll ask you, in all seriousness, "Should we send this child to the psychologist?" And the answer is no, he's just a boy. He's just a little boy. It's not OK to write these kinds of things in classrooms dytao.

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Another way that zero tolerance lives itself out is in the _______ of boys. In a lot of classrooms today, you're not _______ to _____ about anything that's violent. You're not allowed to write about anything that has to do with video games. These topics are banned. Boy comes home from school, and he says, "I hate writing." "Why do you ____ writing, son? What's wrong with writing?" "Now I have to write what she tells me to write." "OK, what is she telling you to write?" "Poems. I have to write poems. And little moments in my life. I don't want to write that stuff." "Well, what do you want to write? What do you want to write about?" "I want to write about video _____. I want to write about leveling-up. I want to write about this really interesting world. I want to write about a tornado that comes into our house and _____ all the windows out, and ruins all the furniture and kills everybody." "All right. OK." You tell a teacher that, and they'll ask you, in all seriousness, "Should we send this child to the psychologist?" And the answer is no, he's just a boy. He's just a little boy. It's not OK to write these kinds of things in classrooms _____.

Solution

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  3. games
  4. allowed
  5. blows
  6. hate
  7. today

Original Text

Another way that zero tolerance lives itself out is in the writing of boys. In a lot of classrooms today, you're not allowed to write about anything that's violent. You're not allowed to write about anything that has to do with video games. These topics are banned. Boy comes home from school, and he says, "I hate writing." "Why do you hate writing, son? What's wrong with writing?" "Now I have to write what she tells me to write." "OK, what is she telling you to write?" "Poems. I have to write poems. And little moments in my life. I don't want to write that stuff." "Well, what do you want to write? What do you want to write about?" "I want to write about video games. I want to write about leveling-up. I want to write about this really interesting world. I want to write about a tornado that comes into our house and blows all the windows out, and ruins all the furniture and kills everybody." "All right. OK." You tell a teacher that, and they'll ask you, in all seriousness, "Should we send this child to the psychologist?" And the answer is no, he's just a boy. He's just a little boy. It's not OK to write these kinds of things in classrooms today.

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