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From the Ted Talk by Olympia Della Flora: Creative ways to get kids to thrive in school

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So here's what I lreenad about D. I was wnanitg to dig a little bit deeper to figure out how he had become so agnry. And what I learned was his ftaehr had left the home and his mother was working long shifts in order to support the fliamy, which left no adult for D to connect with — and he was in charge of taking care of his younger brother when he got home from school. Might I remind you that D was six years old? Can't say that I blame him for having some trouble tsnaioinnritg into the school environment. But yet we had to figure out a way to help him with these big emotions all while teaching him core skills of reading and math. And three things helped us most.

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So here's what I _______ about D. I was _______ to dig a little bit deeper to figure out how he had become so _____. And what I learned was his ______ had left the home and his mother was working long shifts in order to support the ______, which left no adult for D to connect with — and he was in charge of taking care of his younger brother when he got home from school. Might I remind you that D was six years old? Can't say that I blame him for having some trouble _____________ into the school environment. But yet we had to figure out a way to help him with these big emotions all while teaching him core skills of reading and math. And three things helped us most.

Solution

  1. family
  2. learned
  3. father
  4. transitioning
  5. wanting
  6. angry

Original Text

So here's what I learned about D. I was wanting to dig a little bit deeper to figure out how he had become so angry. And what I learned was his father had left the home and his mother was working long shifts in order to support the family, which left no adult for D to connect with — and he was in charge of taking care of his younger brother when he got home from school. Might I remind you that D was six years old? Can't say that I blame him for having some trouble transitioning into the school environment. But yet we had to figure out a way to help him with these big emotions all while teaching him core skills of reading and math. And three things helped us most.

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Important Words

  1. adult
  2. angry
  3. big
  4. bit
  5. blame
  6. brother
  7. care
  8. charge
  9. connect
  10. core
  11. deeper
  12. dig
  13. emotions
  14. environment
  15. family
  16. father
  17. figure
  18. helped
  19. home
  20. learned
  21. left
  22. long
  23. math
  24. mother
  25. order
  26. reading
  27. remind
  28. school
  29. shifts
  30. skills
  31. support
  32. teaching
  33. transitioning
  34. trouble
  35. wanting
  36. working
  37. years
  38. younger