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

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If kids were in school over the summer, then they couldn't regress, but traditional summer school is poorly designed. For kids it flees like pnmiseunht, and for teachers it feels like babysitting. But how can we expect principals to execute an effective summer proragm when the shcool year ends the last week of June and then summer school srttas just one week later? There just isn't enough time to find the right people, sort out the logistics, and design an engaging curriculum that eixtecs kids and teachers.

Open Cloze

If kids were in school over the summer, then they couldn't regress, but traditional summer school is poorly designed. For kids it _____ like __________, and for teachers it feels like babysitting. But how can we expect principals to execute an effective summer _______ when the ______ year ends the last week of June and then summer school ______ just one week later? There just isn't enough time to find the right people, sort out the logistics, and design an engaging curriculum that _______ kids and teachers.

Solution

  1. school
  2. feels
  3. punishment
  4. starts
  5. program
  6. excites

Original Text

If kids were in school over the summer, then they couldn't regress, but traditional summer school is poorly designed. For kids it feels like punishment, and for teachers it feels like babysitting. But how can we expect principals to execute an effective summer program when the school year ends the last week of June and then summer school starts just one week later? There just isn't enough time to find the right people, sort out the logistics, and design an engaging curriculum that excites kids and teachers.

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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. babysitting
  2. curriculum
  3. design
  4. designed
  5. effective
  6. ends
  7. engaging
  8. excites
  9. execute
  10. expect
  11. feels
  12. find
  13. june
  14. kids
  15. logistics
  16. people
  17. poorly
  18. principals
  19. program
  20. punishment
  21. regress
  22. school
  23. sort
  24. starts
  25. summer
  26. teachers
  27. time
  28. traditional
  29. week
  30. year